John Milligan

Continuing a bioscience legacy at CU Boulder

July 31, 2016

John Milligan spent two years at the University of Colorado Boulder during his graduate studies in the mid-1980’s. He helped to move his mentor, Dr. Olke Uhlenbeck, in a U-Haul truck across the Great Plains to the Rockies. Uhlenbeck was recruited from the University of Illinois in 1986 to head...

Chris Smith

IQ Biology student wins 2015 GRFP fellowship from NSF

May 27, 2015

The National Science Foundation recently announced the recipients of the coveted 2015 Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) awards . These prestigious awards have been given since 1952 to graduate students who show a demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Chris Smith, a first-year student from the BioFrontiers Institute’s...

Daniel Malmar

Computing Machinery and Mouse Genomes

March 9, 2015

I recently attended the 2014 Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM BCB) with fellow IQ Biology student Joey Azofeifa and our advisor Robin Dowell. The conference had many interesting talks, ranging from theory-heavy explanations of algorithm improvements to very applied talks on using...

IQ Biology Program Wins IGERT

Jan. 12, 2015

BioFrontiers Institute's IQ Biology program wins National Science Foundation Grant The BioFrontiers Institute’s Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology Certificate Ph.D. ( IQ Biology ) program recently was awarded a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. These funds will be spent over the...

Freeman

Seminar focuses on minority success

May 13, 2014

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will be giving a talk about creating an environment that supports the success of minority students as part of the BioFrontiers Seminar Series . Hrabowski has focused his career on science and math education, with emphasis on minority...

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IQ Biology students win fellowships from NSF

April 20, 2014

The National Science Foundation recently announced the recipients of their coveted 2014 Graduate Research Fellowship awards . These prestigious awards have been given since 1952 to graduate students who show a demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Two students from the BioFrontiers Institute’s Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology PhD...

Robin Dowell

CAREER scientist thrives at the intersection of research and teaching

March 20, 2014

Most university faculty divide their time between research activities, teaching and service to their institutions, sometimes putting in hundreds of hours weekly to accomplish the job’s demands. Being able to shine in all of these areas is a rare accomplishment, especially for newer faculty. For BioFrontiers faculty member Robin Dowell,...

Joey Azofeifa

Science is Hard

Nov. 17, 2013

It must be said that I have had a very difficult time writing this blog-post. The reason, after a few too many cups of coffee, came clear to me: Science is Hard (and I worried if that’s what I should tell my readers). Certainly there are intellectual struggles in Science,...

Nora Connor

On the leading edge

Sept. 5, 2013

Studying Quantitative Genomics in Italy I returned this past weekend from a conference and workshop called Quantitative Laws of Genome Evolution in Lake Como, Italy. An Italian physicist named Marco Lagomarsino created the conference, which brought together an interdisciplinary group of statistical physicists, biophysicists, chemists and biologists to talk about...

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Understanding RNA

July 15, 2013

The newly constructed structure in the National Botanical Gardens in Ireland, meant to symbolize the flow of information from DNA to RNA and proteins, contains a representation of the DNA double helix, a ribosome, and thehammerhead ribozyme. Sculptures of the DNA helix have been constructed all over the world ;...

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