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BioFrontiers is looking for new interdisciplinary faculty members

Through a partnership between the BioFrontiers Institute and the College of Engineering's Department of Computer Science, we are recruiting multiple faculty members at the assistant, associate and full professor ranks for tenure track positions in computational biology. Read more

Julie Gerberding

BioFrontiers hosting public lecture to honor former CDC director

On October 18, the BioFrontiers Institute honored Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., with the 2016 Charlie Butcher Award. An accomplished physician and researcher, Dr. Gerberding was the first woman to be appointed Director of the Centers for Disease Control. The Charlie Butcher Award is given yearly to recognize leading scientists from around the world who have made significant contributions to bioscience and biotechnology. As part of the award, the BioFrontiers Institute hosted a free public lecture.  Read more
Joel Kralj in lab

Innovator Award winner brings the light the electrical changes in cells

Electric voltage powers life: Our brains use electrical transients to process every thought and every heartbeat arises from voltage changes in heart cells.  Due to the small size and fragile nature of cells, it has been technically impossible to measure voltage in neurons in a high throughput manner. Joel Kralj developed a protein based sensor that converts changes in voltage to changes in fluorescence, finally bringing to light the electrical changes in cells. Read more


Sara Sawyer

Yeast gene rapidly evolves to attack viruses

Humans have used Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast in baking, brewing and winemaking for millennia. New research from the University of Idaho and the University of Colorado Boulder reveals another way that yeast species can help our species: by demonstrating how viruses interact with their hosts, and how hosts may evolve to fight back. Read more