BSI can help you communicate the value and excitement of your scientific research. 

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Mentors of Undergraduate Researchers

BSI has funded hundreds of undergraduate students to work as part of CU Boulder faculty research teams. These students are mentored by faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. Many undergraduates become productive members of the research team, and some become co-authors on peer-reviewed scientific papers. 

Learn more about undergraduate research opportunities.


CUREs - Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences

CU Boulder Faculty are integrating authentic research into the undergraduate curriculum, developing courses known as CUREs (also known as discovery-based research experiences). 

MCDB 2171 is a new laboratory course where students participate in a project related to the research of Dr. Tin Tin Su. With her guidance, students are working to identify novel chemotherapeutics that produce additive or synergistic effects with radiation, using fruit flies as the model organism.

MCDB 1171 is a new laboratory course where students participate in a project related to the research of Dr. Corrie Detweiler. With her guidance, students are working to identify novel antibiotics by screening compounds from a library of Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs in bacteria.

MCDB/IPHY 1181 is a new laboratory course, piloted spring 2019, where students participate in a research project related to the research of Dr. Christopher Lowry. The course integrates microbiology, the microbiome of the built environment (MoBE), the human microbiome, immunology, and cell biology topics and laboratory techniques into novel student research projects. 

Designed for beginning biology students, these courses are replacing the more traditional introductory MCDB laboratory course.

Learn more about CUREs at CU Boulder.