Heather Underwood will be coming to the Hub to talk about Denver Biolabs, Colorado’s first DIY community biology lab. They offer workshops, guest lectures, and project experience to participants of all ages, backgrounds, and interests. Biology has traditionally been siloed in big-pharma and university labs, and has been cost-prohibitive for individuals and small startup labs.
Heather will talk about how Denver Biolabs has built a functional synthetic biology lab for a fraction of the cost, what projects community members are working on, and her thoughts on the future of community-based and community-driven interdisciplinary biotech.
Heather Underwood is an Assistant Professor and the Associate Director of Inworks at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus and the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Denver Biolabs. Heather teaches courses in human-centered design, computer science, human health and longevity, bioinformatics, and information and communication technologies for global development. Her research interests include exploring the potential of interdisciplinary education and effective collaboration to solve complex global issues; developing novel, low-cost, and effective health-promoting and health-restoring devices; and innovating in the areas of biotechnology, human longevity,and digital health.
Doors open at 6:30, talk begins at 7:00