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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

Developmental Psychobiology Research Group

An interdisciplinary group of researchers with a shared interest in developmental processes, both psychological and biological, at the University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado

DPRG is a group of researchers who meet regularly to share their ideas and knowledge with the goals of mutual stimulation, collaboration and support. The group would like to invite new participants, including graduate and postdoctoral students, staff and faculty.

Members of DPRG are psychologists, physicians, and biologists, as well as members of other disciplines who are engaged in research related developmental processes. Members come from any of the educational and research institutions in the Denver area and front range. Some of these institutions include the University of Colorado Denver, the University of Denver, National Jewish Center, the University of Colorado in Boulder, and Colorado State University.

Meetings are held every other week during the academic year. DPRG members present their ideas and work, which may include anything from the initial broad strokes of a project to the final summaries of a completed study. The meetings also provide a forum for presentations by visiting researchers. One of the unique structural aspects of the DPRG seminars is the 1hr 45 minute seminar duration.  This longer duration format allows extensive discussion of the presented material and multidisciplinary feedback to presenters.  Junior investigators, in particular are encouraged to present.

The DPRG is able to fund small grants for its members, typically as seed money to explore new ideas and for supplemental funds for continuing projects.  The only requirement for becoming a DPRG member is attendance at 50% of the meetings within any 12 month period.  Funds are awarded on a competitive basis.

Conferences are held in the spring. Outside experts are invited to address a chosen theme by talking about their own work and its relevance to the theme. The conference also provides an opportunity for members to interact informally.

Fellowships, funded by the NIMH, are awarded annually to postdoctoral students who wish to work with DPRG faculty members.

For more information or to be placed on the mailing list, please e-mail the DPRG administrative office at



Executive Director:         

Ken MacLean, PhD

Executive Committee:




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