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IQBiology PhD Certificate Program Current Fund

In 2011, The Institute launched the Interdisciplinary Quantitative (IQ) Biology PhD Certificate Program. From day one, this elite graduate education experience gives students unprecedented power to create their own interdisciplinary bioscience doctorate, by allowing them to choose rotations across a variety of labs representing three different scientific and/or engineering disciplines. Led by CU-Boulder Nobel laureate Tom Cech, this program provides interdisciplinary experience, and access to the University’s leading faculty and researchers from ten academic departments. (Chemistry and Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Chemical and Biological engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Geological Science, Physics, Integrative Physiology, Mechanical Engineering, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology).

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Extensive training in computational and mathematical biology, which better prepares students to manage and interpret vast quantities of biological data now available to investigators, is a key component of the program. Our IQBiology program strives to produce graduates who undertake scientific challenges in innovative ways and who are well prepared for careers in business or academia. The IQBiology Program, which relies heavily on endowed fellowships, has a goal to permanently endow 20 fellowships of $1.35 million each, which will ensure that we can recruit the world’s best and brightest to the program.  

To learn more or to make a gift to the IQ Biology program, please contact Hilary Furlong, Senior Development Director @ hilary.furlong@colorado.edu 303-735-9073, or  Kristin Fox, Donor Relations Program Manager @ Kristin.fox@colorado.edu 303-735-9165.  

JSCBB Exterior(Ooms)BioFrontiers Building Fund

In early 2016, we started construction of the $46 million, 57,347 square foot addition to our building. The expansion of our world class facilities will enable CU to increase the number of educational and in-lab research opportunities available to undergraduates, as well as provide an additional springboard for interdisciplinary research and discovery among the collaboration of faculty, staff and students. 3,764 square feet of the E-Wing is dedicated for instructional purposes.  This instructional space is designed to promote ‘active learning’, where students learn by doing rather than by being lectured.

Due to limited construction funds, the instructional space is the only portion of the interior of the building that will be completed.  With generous support from the BioFrontiers Institute’s donors and friends in the near future, however, the University can convert interior shelled space into usable research facilities.  As of August, 2016, our remaining fundraising goal is $14 million.

To learn more or to make a gift to the BioFrontiers Building Fund, please contact Hilary Furlong, Senior Development Director @hilary.furlong@colorado.edu 303-735-9073, or  Kristin Fox, Donor Relations Program Manager @ Kristin.fox@colorado.edu 303-735-9165.


BioFrontiers Current FundSawyerLabTeam

Responding quickly to technological and societal challenges means embracing opportunities and addressing them when, if not before, they arise. The Current Fund’s unrestricted gifts allow the Director of the BioFrontiers Institute the flexibility to direct funds toward the cutting edge work being done at the BioFrontiers Institute; to seize unforeseen opportunities and answer urgent needs in our labs, in the classroom and beyond. We invite you to partner with us in supporting these essential discretionary resources.

To learn more or to make a gift to the BioFrontiers Current Fund, please contact Hilary Furlong, Senior Development Director @hilary.furlong@colorado.edu 303-735-9073, or  Kristin Fox, Donor Relations Program Manager @ Kristin.fox@colorado.edu 303-735-9165.


BioFrontiers Engineering Research Center for Personalized Biomaterials Fund

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In partnership with Harvard University and the University of New Mexico, our vision is to transform the discovery-design process for the next generation of biomaterials, with appropriate real-time treatment and response to this highly personalized method of detection.  Due to the complexity of personalized biomaterials and their potential impact on health care, an interdisciplinary, multi-institution center focused on research, workforce development and innovation, as well as the systems and entrepreneurial leaders to propel them, are necessary to creating these breakthrough technologies.

Efforts will be focused in three areas: complex wound healing; tumor drug screening; and cardiac disease treatment.  To fully fund this initiative, we must raise philanthropic support of $10 million to $30 million.

To learn more or to make a gift to the Engineering Research Center for Personalized Biomaterials Fund, please contact Hilary Furlong, Senior Development Director @hilary.furlong@colorado.edu 303-735-9073, or  Kristin Fox, Donor Relations Program Manager @ Kristin.fox@colorado.edu 303-735-9165.