Faculty

Natalie Ahn
Natalie Ahn
Distinguished Professor • Associate Director, BioFrontiers Institute • Alumni (Investigator, 1994-2014), Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Biochemistry
Mary Allen
Mary Ann Allen
Research Assistant Professor • Faculty Director, Responsible Conduct of Research Education Programs, CU Boulder
BioFrontiers Institute
Kristi Anseth
Kristi Anseth
Distinguished Professor • Tisone Professor • Associate Director, Head Academic Leadership, BioFrontiers Institute • Alumni (Investigator, 2000-2017), Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Stephanie Bryant
Stephanie Bryant
Professor • Associate Director, Materials Science & Engineering Program
Chemical and Biological Engineering • Craniofacial Biology - CU Denver Health Sciences Center
Jason Burdick
Jason Burdick
Bowman Endowed Professor (January 2022)
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Tom Cech
Tom Cech
Distinguished Professor • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Biochemistry
Ed Chuong
Edward Chuong
Assistant Professor
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
Aaron Clauset
Aaron Clauset
Associate Professor • External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute
Computer Science
Robin Dowell
Robin Dowell
Associate Professor
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
Robert Garcea
Robert Garcea
Professor
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
Loren Hough
Loren Hough
Associate Professor
Physics
Joel Kralj
Joel Kralj
Assistant Professor
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
Daniel Larremore
Daniel Larremore
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Ryan Layer
Ryan Layer
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Leslie Leinwand
Leslie Leinwand
Chief Scientific Officer, BioFrontiers Institute • Distinguished Professor • Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology • CU Denver School of Medicine
Amy Palmer
Amy Palmer
Professor
Biochemistry
Roy Parker
Roy Parker
Director, BioFrontiers Institute • Distinguished Professor • Cech-Leinwand Endowed Chair of Biochemistry
Biochemistry
Orit Peleg
Orit Peleg
Assistant Professor • External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute
Computer Science
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Samuel Ramsey
Assistant Professor • Marvin H. Caruthers Endowed Chair for Early-Career Faculty
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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John Rinn
Professor • Leslie Orgel Professor of RNA Science • Marvin H. Caruthers Endowed Chair for Early-Career Faculty
Biochemistry
Sara Sawyer
Sara Sawyer
Professor
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology

Staff

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Kristen Bjorkman
Director of Interdisciplinary Research
Patricia Cavanaugh
Patricia Cavanaugh
Senior Development Assistant
Advancement
Stefanie Coltrain
Stefanie Coltrain
Procurement and Property Manager
Administration
Joe
Joe Dragavon
Director, BioFrontiers Advanced Light Microscopy Core
Advanced Light Microscopy Core
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Danielle Groover
General and Grant Accountant
Administration
Stephanie Hoyt
Stephanie Hoyt
Education Programs Manager
Administration
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Mae Hsu
Director of Operations and Finance
Matt Hynes-Grace
Matt Hynes-Grace
Director of IT
IT
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Laura Konyha
Administrative Assistant to Dr. Thomas Cech
Administration
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Alex Mandrila
Communications Assistant
Administration
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Kristin Powell
Director of Interdisciplinary Education
Administration
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Kristen Smith
Human Resources Coordinator
Administration
Jian Wei Tay
Jian Wei Tay
Image Analysis Specialist
Advanced Light Microscopy Core
Aycel Villalobos
Aycel (Ice) Villalobos
Desktop & AV Support Specialist
IT

Council Members

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Meredith Betterton
Associate Professor
Physics
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Christopher Bowman
Distinguished Professor • James and Catherine Patten Endowed Chair • Clinical Professor of Restorative Dentistry • Co-Director of the NSF I/UCRC for Fundamentals and Applications and Photopolymerizations
Chemical and Biological Engineering
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Elizabeth Bradley
Professor
Computer Science
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Sarah Calve
Associate Professor • Biomedical, Materials, Mechanics of Materials
Mechanical Engineering
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Bob Camley
Director, UCCS - Biofrontiers Institute • Distinguished Professor
Physics
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Xiaoyun "Sean" Ding
Assistant Professor • Biomedical, Micro/Nanoscale, Thermo Fluid Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
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Zoe Donaldson
Assistant Professor
PSYCHOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE • MOLECULAR CELLULAR AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY • CENTER FOR NEUROSCIENCE
Luke Evans
Luke Evans
Assistant Professor
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Virginia Ferguson
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
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Nuris Figueroa Morales
Assistant Professor
Physics
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Kenneth Krauter
Professor
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
Chris Link
Chris Link
Associate Professor
Integrative Physiology
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Manuel Lladser
Associate Professor
Applied Mathematics
Maureen Lynch
Maureen Lynch
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Debanjan Mukherjee
Debanjan Mukherjee
Assistant Professor • Biomedical, Thermo Fluid Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
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Chris Myers
Department Chair • Professor • Palmer Leadership Chair in Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering
COMPUTER ENGINEERING
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Corey Neu
Donnelly Family Endowed Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Brad Olwin
Brad Olwin
Professor
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
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Tom Perkins
Associate Professor • JILA Fellow • Physicist, Quantum Physics Division, NIST
Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
Sabrina Spencer
Sabrina Spencer
Assistant Professor
Biochemistry
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Kayla G. Sprenger
Assistant Professor
CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING • BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM

Advisory Board

Jane Butcher
Jane Butcher
Co-founder of the Butcher Symposia and Seed Grants • Former Chair of the Conference on World Affairs • Board Member, Foundation for National Progress
chris christoffersen
Ralph E. (Chris) Christoffersen
Partner, Morgenthaler Ventures, Boulder CO
james collins
James Collins
Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment, Arizona State University
sean eddy
Sean R. Eddy Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute • Professor, Harvard University
don elliman
Donald (Don) M. Elliman Jr.
Chancellor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
William Freytag
J. William Freytag
Former Chairman and CEO, Myogen, Boulder CO
David Goeddel
David Goeddel
Managing Partner, The Column Group, San Francisco CA
Larry Gold
Larry Gold
Chairman of the Board and Founder, SomaLogic, Boulder CO
Ginger
Ginger L. Graham
Former President and CEO, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, San Diego CA
John Hickenlooper
John Hickenlooper
Former Governor of Colorado
Ken
Ken Hitchner
Partner & Global Head of Healthcare Investment Banking Goldman Sachs, New York NY
Evan Jones
Evan Jones
Managing Member, jVen Capital, LLC Washington DC
James
James C.T. Linfield
Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish Boulder CO
Tom Maniatis
Tom Maniatis
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics • Director of Precision Medicine • Columbia University
Carla Shatz
Carla Shatz
Director, Bio-X, Stanford University Stanford CA
John Sie
John J. Sie
Founder and Former Chairman, Starz Entertainment Group LLC Denver CO
Jean Thompson
Jean L. Thompson
Former Consultant, Lee Hecht Harrison • Past Chair of the Board, University of Colorado Foundation Boulder, CO