Former BURST student graduating with new leadership minor

Feb. 1, 2017

Senior Lakshmi Karamsetti will be among the first CU Boulder graduates with a minor in leadership studies when she graduates this May. Lakshmi conducted research through BSI's Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training (BURST) program, now BSI Scholars. Read more about the leadership minor and Lakshmi's experience here .

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BSI Scholars summer applications now available

Jan. 17, 2017

Applications for the BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research program are now available for undergraduate CU Boulder students interested in summer 2017 funding. Eligible students conducting original research are paid to work in a laboratory on the CU Boulder or CU Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. Students also attend seminars to...


CU research by Dr. Christopher Lowry's lab named one of top 10 breakthroughs in 2016 brain science

Jan. 6, 2017

Dr. Christopher Lowry, who has worked with BSI to develop and teach the teacher professional development workshop Microbes and Mental Health: Getting the Dirt on Your Health, is the lead author on a research paper that has been named one of the top 10 advancements and breakthroughs of 2016 by...

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BSI-funded student, Genevieve Bennett, first author on primatology publication

Oct. 14, 2016

Senior Genevieve Bennett has published work in the American Journal of Primatology comparing the gut microbiomes of endangered ring-tailed lemur ( Lemur catta ) residing in the Bezà Mahafaly Special Reserve (BMSR) in southwestern Madagascar. The research team found that gut microbiota of these lemurs varied in relation to the...

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What's the dirt on microbes? These teachers found out!

Oct. 12, 2016

Thank you to the 21 teachers who participated in Saturday's Microbes and Mental Health: Getting the Dirt on your Health workshop! It was a great, engaging day spent discussing the microbes that live with us, capped off by a research presentation from Dr. Christopher Lowry of CU's Integrative Physiology department.

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BSI welcomes new group of BSI Scholars

Oct. 7, 2016

BSI hosted an orientation for 29 new BSI Scholars on Friday, September 30. These first-time BSI Scholars grant awardees are conducting research in one of 6 departments at the University of Colorado Boulder on a wide variety of projects including the human microbiome's role in stress, modifying hydrogels for medical...

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RSS gets underway for the year

Sept. 26, 2016

BSI just kicked off the Ready...Set...Science! Program with the first of three workshops. Eighteen enthusiastic teachers joined our A-TEAM in a day of engaging science!

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Kick off event for continuing BSI Scholars

Sept. 5, 2016

We are excited to again work with this group of undergraduates as they continue their research endeavors as a BSI Scholar. Research spans seven departments and project examples include the effects of a prebiotic diet on sleep to the effects of nitrogen deposition on alpine soil crust communities to the...

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Former BSI-funded students Tim Fabisiak and Lisa Greene listed as co-authors on recent publication

May 31, 2016

Narcotic painkillers prolong pain in rats, says CU-Boulder study The dark side of painkillers – their dramatic increase in use and ability to trigger abuse, addiction and thousands of fatal overdoses annually in the United States - is in the news virtually every day. Brace for another shot across the...

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Previous BSI undergraduate researchers involved with study on stress

May 16, 2016

Immunization with bacteria promotes stress resilience, coping behaviors in mice, CU-Boulder study finds Injections of the soil bacterium Mycobacterium vaccae ( M. vaccae NCTC 11659) promote stress resilience and improve coping behaviors in mice, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The researchers also found...