About Us

From healthcare to energy production, climate change to global hunger – synthetic biology offers dramatically new methods to address our planet's largest problems. Recent advancements in synthetic biology mean that the limiting factors to progress are increasingly becoming creativity and ingenuity. Denver Biolabs is a community of interdisciplinary individuals - biologists, engineers, artists, computer scientists, and entrepreneurs - committed to working at these intersections to create solutions to pressing problems.

I think the biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning.

- Steve Jobs -

Meaningful discourse and intelligent policy require a well informed public, which is why our mission centers on providing open and accessible education and understanding about these technologies that will increasingly shape our lives.

Bio Bootcamp

Learn the basics of Synthetic Biology!

The best deal in synthetic biology! Get ready for two days of intensive hands-on instruction in the latest biological techniques and lab practices. Whether you're ramping up with us for iGEM or are just interested in learning these biology skills and protocols, join us for our two-day bio bootcamp! No specific background or skills required!

Fee: $50 or $70 (Includes DBL Tshirt). Limited to 25 participants per session.

Skills you’ll learn
  • Gibson Cloning
  • Cell Transformations
  • DNA mini-preps
  • Restriction Digests
  • Gel Electrophoresis
  • Isolate your own DNA
  • PCR amplification
  • DNA sequencing

Our Team

Heather Underwood
Executive Director heather@denverbiolabs.com
RJ Duran
Director of Operations rj@denverbiolabs.com
Kelsie Faulds
Chief Science Officer kelsie@denverbiolabs.com
Isaac Bean
Chief Financial Officer isaac@denverbiolabs.com

Our Supporters

  • Inworks
  • New England Biolabs Inc
  • SnapGene
  • Dharmacon
  • The Odin
  • Integrated DNA Technologies
  • Chris Phiel Lab
  • David Ward

Denver Biolabs is a Colorado nonprofit corporation and recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) Public Charity. Most donations are tax deductible, please contact us for more information about donation and sponsorship opportunities.

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Contact us

Got a question? Have a suggestion? Want some stickers? Want to donate something to us? We'd love to chat. Send us an email at info@denverbiolabs.com we'll get back to you as quickly as possible.


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We are located at on the 1st floor of the CU Dravo Building in Lawrence Court at Inworks. There is metered street parking nearby. If taking public transportation, the Denver Convention Center light rail station is 3 blocks away.

CU Dravo Building (in Lawrence Court)
First Floor
1250 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202