ECTS recipients

Jennifer Coulombe selected to receive the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research's 2018 Young Investigator Award

July 20, 2018


Pollinator‐mediated mechanisms for increased reproductive success in early flowering plants

July 3, 2018

Mating activities change within a season in many animal and plant populations. In plants, selection towards early flowering is commonly observed. Pollinator‐mediated selection is hypothesized to be a pervasive evolutionary force acting directionally on flowering time. However, pollinator‐mediated mechanisms have rarely been tested in realistic field conditions, especially in perennial...


Investigation of a Structured Fisher's Equation with Applications in Biochemistry

June 18, 2018

Recent biological research has sought to understand how biochemical signaling pathways, such as the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) family, influence the migration of a population of cells during wound healing. Fisher's equation has been used extensively to model experimental wound healing assays due to its simple nature and known traveling...

Katia Tarasava

Curiosity killed the cat, but it may help you get the Nobel prize

March 16, 2017

I don't feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without having any purpose - which is the way it really is so far as I can tell - it does not frighten me. –Richard Feynman, The Pleasure of Finding Things Out Doctoral students have...

Jacqueline Wentz

SIAM Life Sciences Conference in Boston

Oct. 13, 2016

This July I attended the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Conference on the Life Sciences in Boston. It was four days long, packed with talks, poster sessions, and unnecessary amounts of coffee. At the conference, I presented a poster on my latest research examining a molecular mechanism that...

April Goebl

My experience with Evolution

Aug. 29, 2016

Attending Evolution, the premier international conference for evolutionary biology, had a big influence on my recently spawned, yet still vague, choice to pursue a career in evolutionary biology. Held in Austin, Texas this year and the largest conference in its field, Evolution is a joint event for three major societies:...

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...