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Unique Opportunities Drive Collaboration

Research space in the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building provides scientists and engineers the equipment, lab space, and supportive environment they need to do their work. 

IQ Biology students can take classes at and have access to core facilities within the building, on the Boulder campus, and across the CU system including:

  • High field nuclear magnetic resonance
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Electron paramagnetic resonance
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • X-ray crystallography
  • Mass spectroscopy and proteomics
  • Microscopy, including confocal capabilities
  • Tissue culture and flow cytometry
  • HIgh-performance research computing
  • High-throughput drug discovery



Collaborating Off Campus

Boulder is home to many organizations that may also be helpful to your research. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) works with researchers and industry to develop and apply technology, measurements and standards. In addition, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) houses one of two supercomputers in Boulder. The second, a $6 million supercomputer, is located on CU-Boulder's East Campus, near the BioFronteirs Building.

Ecologically minded Boulder is a perfect home for both the National Ecological Observatory Network, or NEON, and a Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site on beautiful Niwot Ridge.

IQ Biology students can take classes and have access to labs for rotations and dissertation research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, where many of our faculty members are affiliated. With a nationally ranked cancer center and center for AIDS research, as well as sequencing and bioimaging facilities, you will have the resources you need to support your educational experience.

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