Leinwand honored with Bonfils-Stanton Award

By Staff

Leslie Leinwand, chief scientific officer of the University of Colorado Boulder's BioFrontiers Institute, was honored earlier this month as one of three recipients of the annual Bonfils-Stanton Awards, which are given to people who make outstanding contributions to enhance the quality of life for Colorado residents.

Leinwand, who is an expert in on cardiovascular disease, was honored in the science and medicine category. Her research focuses on heart disease in women and on the blood of Burmese pythons, which has the unusual property of greatly increasing the size of the snake's internal organs after a large meal, a feature that could have implications for combating human heart disease.