New on the lab and field blog: “Come out, come out, wherever you are: searching for rare frogs in a population devastated by an emerging infectious disease”

Graziella DiRenzo, PhD, is a post-doctoral research associate in Dr. Elise Zipkin’s lab in the Department of Integrative Biology at Michigan State University.

She studies populations of frogs in Panama that are affected by a devastating fungal pathogen that’s contributing to world-wide amphibian declines. We’re grateful that Dr. DiRenzo contributed an article about her work to the lab and field blog this month!

Read the post by clicking here.


Congrats to WiSE leadership team member Danielle Konetski!

WiSE Leadership team member Danielle Konetski recently published her research in Langmuir, an American Chemical Society journal. She is working on generating new ways to create synthetic vesicles which can be used for drug delivery, cosmetics and creating artificial cells.


Check out her work on photoinduced vesicle formation through an azide-alkyne cycloaddition (copper-catalyzed click chemistry) reaction by clicking here. Congratulations Danielle!



WiSE leaders honored for their efforts at the Women Who Make a Difference Awards

Congratulations to Katia Tarasava and Tess Eidem for being nominated this year as Women Who Make a Difference in our CU community! Both were nominated in part because of their work with WiSE.

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Read more about this award here at the CU Boulder Women’s Resource Center website:

Thanks for attending our November panel discussion!


Over 40 people made it to our panel discussion on “alternative careers” in STEM, thanks to everyone that could join us! Especially Dawn Bitz, Heidi Chial, Tara Fortier, and Jana Watson-Capps- thanks for sharing your wisdom and experiences, and thanks to the BioFrontiers Institute for supporting the event! 

Career options for STEM graduates: panel discussion & reception this Friday

We are pleased to announce that our next monthly event will be taking place next Friday, November 18th, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in JSCBB B231. This time we are hosting a panel of four exceptional women working in alternative science careers, including business startups, government laboratories, writing and consulting, and academic administration. The list of panelists includes Dawn Bitz from InDevR, Heidi Chial from BioMed Bridge, Tara Fortier from NIST, and Jana Watson-Capps from BioFrontiers.
Come prepared to learn about career options for STEM graduates outside of academia and how to get those position. During the hour-long panel discussion you will have the opportunity to learn about different career paths of our panelists and to ask YOUR questions. We will host a networking reception with coffee and cookies after the event from 1:30 to 2:00 pm.

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