Welcome to the Palmer Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder!

Our research lies at the interface of chemistry and biology, where the application of chemical and physical principles provides a unique opportunity to better understand the fundamental biochemistry of living cells. Living cells are complex and dynamic entities that must integrate internal and external signals in order to coordinate diverse functions. Deciphering the molecular details of how cellular constituents define healthy and diseased states, and how dynamics propagate from the cellular to the organismal level, is one of the great challenges in modern biology.

We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this lab, we welcome people regardless of race, ethnicity, color, country of origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or disability status. We believe diversity promotes excellence, that the more our lab reflects the diversity in our society, the more innovative and creative we will be, and the more we will challenge conventional norms.