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The Kralj Lab is a member of the BioFrontiers program at the University of Colorado - Boulder, and is housed in the Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology department.  

Our lab is focused on developing and using optical tools to study biology at unexplored scales with high precision.  We are especially interested in performing genome wide screens of electrophysiology as they relate to human health.  However, we study a variety of biological systems from molecules to cells to organisms.  We are also always interested in new and exciting avenues of science.

Current research programs include:

            Bacterial electrophysiology

            Expression of rhodopsins in yeast


2018-09-24    Joel and Giancarlo travel to Janelia Farms for the Gilliam Fellows workshop.  A good time and good science was had by all!  Thank you Gilliam organizers and HHMI!

2018-08-28    Welcome to Ben Nebenfeur (MCDB) and Tim Thorn (IQBio) two new rotators in the Kralj lab.

2018-08-01    Welcome to Rose Luder joining us from UPitt!  Rose will be imaging E. coli genotypes to identify genetic modifiers of bacterial electorphysiology.

2018-02-21    Joel, Brad, and Giancarlo trek to SF for the Biophysical meetings.  Giancarlo wins the best poster for biological fluorescence!  Looking good Giancarlo!

Giancarlo's prize

2018-02-19     Kaitlin Mccreery starts her rotation in the Kralj lab from the IQ bio program.  Kaitlin will be working to image neurons in a SPIM.  Welcome Kaitlin!

2018-02-07    The MCDB 50th anniversary party begins to take shape for Sept of 2018.

2018-01-16    Dilara starts her rotation and Humza moves to the Spencer lab.  Welcome Dilara!

2017-10-24    Congratulations to Ben on his publication of oscillating yeast pH in Scientific Reports!  Check out Supp Movie 1 and think of the possibilities of pH as a signal in yeast.

2017-10-23    Humza Ashraf begins his rotation today from Biochem.  Humza will be working on new ways to screen for calcium effectors.  Welcome!

2017-09-15    Congrats to Thomas and Sowmya for being named BSI Scholars!

2017-09-05    David Englehardt is rotating from MCDB.  Dave will work on extracting RNA from unusual geometries.  Welcome Dave!  We also welcome Sowmya Dhanwada, an MCDB undergrad, who will be working to evolve better sensors.  Welcome Sowmya!

2017-08-15    Giancarlo is awarded an HHMI Gilliam Fellowship!  Congratulations Giancarlo!   It Is covered in the Daily Camera!

2017-08-14    Giancarlo's paper is published in PNAS.  All that time poking bacteria has finally paid off.  Congrats Giancarlo!  

2017-05-21    Thomas Yao will be joining us as a BSI-scholar for the summer.  Thomas will work to connect voltage transients and metabolism in bacteria.  Welcome Thomas!

2017-05-01    Brad Prythero (MCDB) takes the plunge and joins the Kralj lab.  Brad will be looking deeper into bacterial electrophysiology.  Welcome Brad!

2017-02-21    Looking for a postdoc?  Look at the Kralj lab.  We're searching for a postdoc reasercher with experience in fluorescent imaging or optogenetics.

2016-10-04    Multiple celebrations - Giancarlo wins the best talk at the StARS conference, and the lab gets a New Innovator Award from the NIH!

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