Laura Macdougall

Laura Macdougall

Co-President
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Laura’s research focuses on the synthesis and use of dynamic hydrogel materials to understand different cell interactions and pathways. When she is not in the lab, Laura loves hiking the flatirons and cycling around the many cycle paths in Boulder.
Michael

Michael R. Blatchley

Co-President
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Michael uses 4D biomaterials and advanced imaging techniques to understand and control intestinal organoid morphogenesis. He spends most of his free time outside hiking, biking, trail running, and skiing.
Jian

Jian Wei Tay

Treasurer
BioFrontiers Institute
Jian is the Image Analysis Specialist at the BioFrontiers Institute, where he uses microscopy and computational tools to study cells. He spends his free time climbing, hiking, skiing, and fly fishing.
Arturo

Arturo Barbachano-Guerrero

Secretary
MCDB • BioFrontiers Institute
Arturo studies virus-host interactions and coevolution, and how this dictates host specificity. Originally from Mexico, when not in lab he likes walking and biking outside, playing soccer, cooking, and going to breweries.
Ana

Ana Somoza Tornos

Advisory Committee
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute
Ana’s research focuses on the modeling, evaluation and optimization of carbon capture and utilization technologies for the mitigation of carbon dioxide emissions. In her free time, she likes making pottery and reading and writing science fiction.
Alex

J. Alex Grizzell

Advisory Committee
Psychology and Neuroscience • Center for Neuroscience
Alex studies the brain circuits promoting resilience to psychological trauma and addiction across the developmental timeline, especially in social contexts (e.g. dominance hierarchy, social isolation). Alex also has two elementary aged kids adept at challenging his labwork for any free time.
Ananya

Ananya Rakshit

Advisory Committee
BioFrontiers Institute
Ananya studies the effect of Zinc perturbations on mammalian cell cycle. She is originally from Kolkata, India. In her free time, you will find her hiking, painting/doodling, reading, or watching Naruto.