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Molecular Biology Program
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Directors Administrator Program Address
12801 E. 17th Ave
Rm. L18-9112, MS 8122
Aurora, CO 80045

The Molecular Biology Program
is dedicated to providing rigorous training to its students in a supportive environment. The molecular biology faculty are members of many different departments who are applying the techniques of molecular biology to answer questions in diverse areas. Molecular biology, the science of how living things work at the molecular level, has spearheaded the recent revolution in our understanding of human disease and led to the birth of the biotechnology industry. In almost all aspects of modern biomedical research, a professional knowledge of Molecular biology is essential. The training program is designed to equip students for careers at the cutting edge of biology. Students are supported from both private (Bolie Fund) and government (NIH T32) training grants. As a testament to the program’s success, our graduates have been successful at securing positions in academic, government and industrial settings.

  • Congratulations to Sara Espinosa for receiving HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Studies
  • Congratulations to our T32 awardees: Ashley Denney, Emily Duncan, Gabriella Li, Laura White, Katie Yergert, and Stephan Ramos
  • Congratulations to our Bolie awardees: Tessa Arends, Erik Linklater, and Cassi Estrem
  • Congratulations to our incoming fall 2017 class: Juliana Phillips (Greenville College), Roberto Castro Gutierrez (University of Texas, El Paso), Kimberly Choi (University of Washington), Raeann Goering (Hamline University)
  • Congratulations to our students who successfully defended their PhD thesis: Anthony Mangan, Juliette Petersen, Hannah Scarborough, Tim Tapscott, Seth Welsh, and Leon Zheng
  • Congratulations to Juliette Petersen, PhD, (2016) (Niswander Lab), for receiving AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship.
  • Read about Graduate student Anthony Mangan’s positive experience in the Molecular Biology program in CU Anschutz today article: “Why I chose the Graduate School at CU Anschutz
Date Speaker
Jan 12 Holger Russ, PhD (Pediatrics), Prospective MOLB Faculty Candidate
Jan 19 MOLB Student Research Seminar
Jan 26 MOLB Student Research Seminar
Feb 2 ​MOLB Student Research Seminar
Feb 9 ​MOLB Student Research Seminar
Feb 16​ ​MOLB Student Research Seminar
Feb 23 ​2nd Lab Rotation Talks, MOLB First Year Students
Mar 2​ ​MOLB Student Research Seminar
Mar 9 MOLB Student Research Seminar
Mar 16​ MOLB Student Research Seminar
Mar 23 ​Spring Break – no seminar scheduled
Mar 30​ Guest Faculty Speaker - Christopher Sullivan, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences The University of Texas at Austin
Apr 6 ​MOLB Student Research Seminar
Apr 13 Guest Faculty Speaker - Robert Kingston, PhD Principal Investigator Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School Chief of Department of Molecular Biology Massachusetts General Hospital
Apr 20 MOLB Annual Symposium On-line registration will open March 2017
Apr 27 Guest Faculty Speaker - Tarun Kapoor, PhD Pels Family Professor Selma and Lawrence Ruben Laboratory of Chemistry and Cell Biology The Rockefeller University
May 4 MOLB Student Research Seminar
May 11 MOLB Student Research Seminar
May 18 3rd Lab Rotation Talks, MOLB First Year Students
May 25 Prospective MOLB Faculty Candidate
May 4 Prospective MOLB Faculty Candidate
Jun 1 Prospective MOLB Faculty Candidate
Jun 8 Prospective MOLB Faculty Candidate