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The BioFrontiers Institute: Pioneering the Future


The BioFrontiers Institute was founded at the University of Colorado to:JSCBB Building pic

  • Advance human health and welfare by conducting research in critical frontiers of unknown biology and translating new knowledge to practical applications.
  • Educate a new generation of interdisciplinary scientists, empowering them to work together to push the boundaries of human knowledge and reap its benefits.
  • Leverage and expand Colorado’s leadership in biotechnology and its promise for human advancement.
The BioFrontiers Institute is uniquely defined both by its excellent faculty, research and leadership, and by the scientific and geographical ecosystem that empowers their work. The Institute integrates faculty members from nine academic departments, allowing them to work across disciplines. These departments include:
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Physics
  • Integrative Physiology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

    The Institute is housed in the state-of-the-art Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building on CU-Boulder’s East Campus. This new facility brings together the Initiative’s scientific passion and drive with the resources it takes to explore critical areas of unknown biology and translate that knowledge into applications that will advance human health and welfare.