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Unique Opportunities Drive Collaboration Because the BioFrontiers Institute (IQ Biology’s parent organization) and the biosciences industry are so important to the University of Colorado Boulder, a new $170 million building, devoted to the biosciences, is under construction on the university’s East Campus. The Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building will house more than 600 faculty and students when it opens in 2012. Research space in the new building was designed specifically to create an environment that promotes collaboration between scientists. At CU-Boulder you will find equipment, lab space, and facilities to support your research, including: • • • • • • • • • •

NMR Facilities X-ray crystallography Five mass spectrometers shRNA Libraries Ultrastable atomic force microscope High performance liquid chromatography biomaterial facilities A nanomaterials characterization facility A $6m 16,416 Dell™ core supercomputer Next-generation DNA sequencer High-throughput drug discovery core

“The work I did as a graduate student was inspired by both chemistry and engineering, and we developed complex materials whose properties can be tuned in three-dimensions by laser-induced changes in crosslinking. This technology may help patients avoid invasive joint replacement surgeries.” ­   —April Kloxin, PhD Postdoctoral Associate, Anseth Lab

Collaborating Off-campus Boulder is home to many organizations that may also be helpful to your research. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) works with researchers and industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards. In addition, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) houses one of two supercomputers in Boulder. The second, a $6 million supercomputer, will be installed at CU-Boulder’s East Campus, near the BioFrontiers building. Ecologically minded Boulder is a perfect home for both the National Ecological Observatory Network, or NEON, and a Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site on beautiful Niwot Ridge. IQ Biology students can take classes and have access to labs for rotations at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, where many of our faculty members are affiliated. With a nationally ranked cancer center, a center for AIDS research, and an NMR core facility open to students, this resource is available to support your educational experience. Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry (right) Marvin Caruthers works with a graduate student.


IQ Biology: Reach Higher  

The IQ Biology PhD program offers interdisciplinary quantitative biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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