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The BioFrontiers Institute drives innovation without boundaries.

BioFrontiers drives innovation without boundaries

At the University of Colorado BioFrontiers Institute, researchers from the life sciences, physical sciences, computer science and engineering are working together to uncover new knowledge at the frontiers of science, and partnering with industry to make their discoveries relevant.

The BioFrontiers Institute is uniquely defined both by our excellent faculty, research and leadership, and by the scientific and geographical ecosystem that empowers our work.
BioFrontiers has a unique “frontier” culture that allows our researchers to explore new areas of bioscience by leveraging the resources and talents across the institute and across the university system. The Institute integrates faculty members from ten academic departments, allowing them to work across disciplines. These departments include:
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  • Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Physics
  • Integrative Physiology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Geological Sciences
BioFrontiers serves as a catalyst for bioscience innovation by bridging gaps between academic disciplines, hiring talented researchers, training tomorrow’s leaders and uniting those with shared bioscience research goals. Our research is diverse, and includes four complementary areas of strength and expertise:

        Photo courtesy of Frank OomsThe 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 Institute’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.