2018-2019 Seminar Schedule

The BioFrontiers Center at UCCS brings innovative speakers from across the country to discuss the latest discoveries in their fields. Please check often for updated information.

November 4, 2016, Osborne A-204, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Jared Brown, PhD, Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Anschutz Medical Campus

"Immunological Responses to Engineered Nanomaterials"

Previous Speakers 2016-17 Speaker Series

October 21, 2016
Stephen Arnold, University Professor of Physics and Chemistry, Thomas Potts Professor of Physics, Director MicroParticle PhotoPhysics Lab, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering "From the Death of an Icon to the Birth of a Physical Principle for ultra-sensitive label-free Bio-sensing"


Previous Speakers 2015-16 Speaker Series

Oct. 16, 2015

John Moreland, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder

"Compact susceptometers for rapid monitoring of magnetic particle solutions"

Oct. 23, 2015

Amanda Carroll Portillo, Research Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico

"Moving beyond allergy- an increased role for mast cell function in immune response"

Nov. 20, 2015

Meghan Lybecker, Assistant Professor, UCCS Biology Department and BioFrontiers Seed Grant recipient

Jan. 29, 2016

Gary Zabow, Applied Physics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder.

"Adding Color to Nuclear Resonance Imaging and Sensing"

Feb. 5, 2016

Jeremy Bono, Department of Biology, UCCS

"Genetic basis of reproductive incompatibilities between Drosophila mojavensis and Drosophila arizonae"

Jarred Bultema, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

"Bioengineered exosomes as immunotherapy"

February 19, 2016
Dr. O. Povstyan, PhD., Vascular Biology Research Centre, Institute of Cardiovascular & Cell Science, St. George's University of London

"Recent Insights in Vascular Physiology and Pathophysiology (from fundamental Ca2+ and electrical events to whole artery morphology and functionality)

April 15, 2016 11 a.m. Centennial 188

April 15,2016
Lori Driscoll, Associate Professor of Psychology, Colorado College and Laboratory of Behavioral Neurotoxicology"Gutsy contributions to well-being: An exploration of gut probiotic

influences on development of mental health through neural signaling"

Previous Speakers 2014-15 Speaker Series

Aug. 8, 2014

Randy Erb, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University

"Manufacturing Ordered Biocomposites with Weak Magnetic Fields"

Sept. 19, 2014

Ralph Salvatore, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Professor, Chemistry Department, Pueblo Community College

Oct. 24, 2014

Kevin Shuford, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Baylor University

Oct. 31, 2014

Richard Ehman, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota "MR Elastography: New Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers"

Nov. 7, 2014

BioFrontiers seed grant recipient presentations

Radu Cascaval, Associate Professor, Mathematics Department, UCCS

Taylor Lilly, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCCS

Nov. 14, 2014

BioFrontiers seed grant recipient presentations

Rebecca Webb, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCCS

Heather Song, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCCS

Nov. 21, 2014

Jarred Bultema, Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, UCCS

April 17, 2015

Joel Kralk, Assistant Professor, BioFrontiers Institute, CU Boulder "Optical Voltage Imaging in Cells and Organisms"

May 1, 2015

Euginia Olesnicky Killian, Assistant Professor of Biology, UCCS and Darrell Killian, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Colorado College

"Identifying a Conserved Toolkit of RNA Binding Proteins that Regulate Dendrite Development"

May 15, 2015

Aaron Neumann,  Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of New Mexico "Micro- and Nanoscale Interplay of C-type Lectins and Cell Wall Ligands During Innate

Immune Defense Against Candida"

June 19, 2015

Stephen Russek, Project Leader of Biomagnetic Imaging Standards Group, NIST, Boulder "Nanoiron Phantom to Validate In-Vivo Iron Mapping"

July 31, 2015

Luke Fleet, Associate Editor for Nature Physics "Inside the Nature Publishing Group" 2 p.m. Osborne A204