UCCS BioFrontiers




Welcome to the UCCS BioFrontiers Center!

The UCCS BioFrontiers Center is devoted to collaborations between scientists across disciplines to advance biotechnology. The initial focus of the BioFrontiers Center is to complete collaborative research projects in biology and physics. Our goal is to attract talented researchers and students by providing an environment that encourages and rewards innovative thinking and collaborative research. As the BioFrontiers Center grows, additional research areas will be added, bridging such disciplines as physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, computational science, and biology.

The UCCS BioFrontiers Center currently has seven faculty members whose research will contribute to the BioFrontiers effort. We have extensive lab facilities and equipment in the new Osborne Science and Engineering Center. 

UCCS BioFrontiers Center is funded by a generous donation from the CU Foundation. In 2019, the BioFrontiers Center managed more than $3 million in grants. The BioFrontiers Center has worked with over 100 students, ranging from high school to graduate level. Contact the Center to find out more about our research and how you can contribute.


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M. Chase, K. Spendier, and V.M. Kenkre, "Analysis of confined random walkers with applications to processes occurring in molecular aggregates and immunological systems,Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 120: 3072-3080, 2016.

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