The graduate programs in Biology are research-based and provide an opportunity for instruction and mentorship from world-class faculty studying both basic and applied problems in biology. This strong, shared culture of mentorship provides the unique opportunity for close collaboration and for high-quality, individually directed mentoring by advisors and advisory committees. The programs include a number of formal and informal activities designed to promote a strong sense of community among all students on campus. Faculty advisors for the programs are from the Departments of Integrative Biology, Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Cell and Developmental Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Craniofacial Biology, Geography, Mathematics, Pharmacology, Physics, Physiology, and Psychology; additional faculty advisors are affiliated with Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Denver Botanic Gardens.
Masters Student Graduates:
Benjamin Lagasse - Thesis Title: Population Connectivity and Migratory Dynamics of the Dunlin (Calidris alpina) along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.
PhD Student Graduates:
Dr. Adrienne Narrow - Dissertation Title: Genome-Enabled Resolution of Archaeal Diversity in Methane-Cycling Wetlands. Dr. Narrowe is our first Integrative and Systems Biology doctoral program graduate and will be doing postdoctoral research at The Ohio State University and Colorado State University.
Dr. Munira Lantz - Dissertation Title: Impacts of environmental change on freshwater nitrite oxidation.
Dr. Paul Le - Dissertation Title: Facilitating inclusion and access of undergraduate students in large-enrollment science classrooms.
Dr. Feyza Yilmaz - Dissertation Title: Title: Structural Variants in Health and Disease
Dr. Elizabeth (Libby) Pansing - Dissertation Title: Assessing the impacts of climate-altered fire regimes on population and community dynamics in Rocky Mountain Forests