Congratulations Cameron Cornn and Marco Zocchi!

April 24, 2020

Congratulations go out to Cameron Cornn and Marco Zocchi undergraduate students in Dr. Charlesworth’s lab. Cameron has been accepted into both Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP) and the summer Cancer Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREU) at Anschutz. He accepted the SSRP at Stanford, where he will also be an Amgen...

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Marianne Davenport M.S. Thesis Defense

April 13, 2020

The Department would like to congratulate Marianne on successfully defending her thesis. Job well done! Marianne Davenport Masters Candidate in Dr. Ragland’s Lab "Variability in Adult Reproductive Diapause of the Spruce Beetle, Dendroctonus rufipennis" Organisms modify their life history strategies in highly variable environments, such as seasonally cycling temperature and...

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Margo Pace M.S. Thesis Defense

April 3, 2020

The Department would like to congratulate Margo on her successful defense of her thesis! Job well done!! Margo Pace Masters Candidate in Dr. Rebecca Hufft’s lab CU Denver Department of Integrative Biology/Denver Botanic Gardens. "Beaver Dam Analogs Impact Riparian Plant Communities". Margo is investigating whether man-made in-stream structures have the...

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Tyler Michels M.S. Thesis Defense

April 2, 2020

The Department would like to congratulate Tyler on his successful defense of his Masters Thesis. Job well done! Tyler Michels Masters Candidate in Dr. Michael Wunder's Lab CU Denver Dept. of Integrative Biology The mountain plover ( Charadrius montanus ) is a migratory shorebird that breeds in rangelands of the...

Lamya'a Dawud Ph.D. Thesis Defense

March 30, 2020

The Department is happy to announce... Lamya'a successfully defended her thesis on March 30, 2020, Congratulations Dr. Dawud! Lamya'a Dawud Thesis Defense - March 30, 2020 From Virginia Ware - PhD candidate Lamya’a Dawud’s defense is taking place via zoom on Monday, March 30 th at 1 pm. I’ve provided...

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Matthew Mitchell accepted into several Medical Schools for 2020 Fall

March 3, 2020

Graduating senior, Matthew Mitchell , has been accepted into a number of medical schools for Fall 2020. They include Harvard University, the Mayo Clinic, University of Colorado, University of Pittsburgh, Creighton University, University of Minnesota, and the MD/PhD program at the University of Cincinnati. Matt has not yet decided where...

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Liam Cullnane M.S. Thesis Defense

Jan. 31, 2020

The Department would like to congratulate Liam on his successful defense of his thesis. Job well done! "City Bees: An Investigation of the Drivers of Bee Abundance and Bee Richness Along a Rural-to-Urban Gradient" This talk will highlight the bee community of the High Line Canal, an urban greenway in...

Integrative Biology Undergraduates and Graduates present research annual AGU Meeting in San Francisco.

Jan. 10, 2020

In early December, two Integrative Biology undergraduate students, Kristin Olson and Vishnusai Kodicherla , and two graduate students, Kate Hayes and Kyle Turchick , (not pictured) presented their research projects in Alaska at the largest earth science conference in the world, the annual AGU meeting in San Francisco, California. As...

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Congratulations to Dr. Feyza Yilmaz on the successful completion of her Thesis Defense!

Dec. 18, 2019

Structural Variants in Health and Disease Genomic disorders often occur as a result of structural variants (SVs) that are caused by rearrangements in unstable regions of the human genome. These types of rearrangements can lead to the loss or gain of dosage-sensitive genes. The rearrangement breakpoints often localize to segmental...

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Libby Pansing goes from competitive snowboarder to biology PhD

Dec. 11, 2019

Colorado native Elizabeth “Libby” Pansing spent her high school and undergraduate college years on the slopes, competing nationally in slopestyle (jumps and rails), half pipe, and boardercross. Her parents fostered a love of nature that led her to many adventures off the slopes as well: “I spent a considerable amount...