Faculty & Staff
Daniel Linseman, PhD
Faculty Director, Undergraduate Research Center
Dr. Daniel Linseman is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Associate Executive Director of the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging. Dan has been a faculty member at DU for 15 years. His research is focused on elucidating molecular mechanisms of neuronal cell death in degenerative disorders and episodes of neurotrauma, with a particular emphasis on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and traumatic brain injury. Since joining the University of Denver in 2006, he has had over 100 students work in his laboratory. He has mentored 12 graduate students to completion of their degrees (5 Ph.D. and 7 MS) and he currently has 4 Ph.D. students. He has supervised 60+ undergraduate research projects (PINS and Summer Research Grants) and has mentored 25 undergraduate students to completion of their thesis for distinction or honors. Of the students who have worked in his laboratory, 75% were female and 22% were minority students, demonstrating Dan’s commitment to diversity in the University environment.
Monica Kosanovich, PhD
Associate Director, Academic Programs
Dr. Monica Kosanovich came to the University of Denver to pursue her master's degree in 1999. She was appointed the position of Associate Director of Commuter, Graduate, and Non-Traditional student services in campus life and upon completion of the higher education student development program, she began her career as the Alumni Student Director & Coordinator of Special Events. She moved over to be the coordinator of the Marsico Initiative in 2003 and found her passion working with faculty and administrators to improve the undergraduate experience at DU. Over her career positions around campus have included the Assistant Director of the HERS institute, the Interim Director of Enrollments and Budgets at the Women's College, and the Director of Finance and Operations in Executive Education at the Daniels College of Business.
Dr. Kosanovich completed her Ph.D. in 2019 from Clemson University. Her dissertation research focused on the impacts of Colorado's Outcomes-Based Funding legislation (HB14-1319) on the decision-making of senior administrators at doctoral-granting research institutions across the state. Her dissertation was nominated for the dissertation of the year award from the National Education Finance Academy by Clemson College of Education faculty. Dr. Kosanovich also has an interest in access to education, student persistence, and the future of higher education.
As the Associate Director of Academic Programs Monica will support the First-Year Seminar program, the Undergraduate Research Center, and Interterm Program for the Provost's Office.
Program Coordinator, Academic Programs
Grace Warner is a recent graduate from the University of Denver, class of 2018, with double Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biological Sciences and International Studies. She is originally from Indianapolis, IN, and hopes in the future to pursue a graduate degree in Global or Public Health with a specialization in Microbiology or Virology. Grace hopes to integrate her knowledge of human biology and international relations to navigate difficult issues surrounding international health crises while pursuing her passion for community-based development and the environment. After spending the last four years pursuing her education at DU, Grace now looks forward to growing as a professional and giving back to the DU community. As Program Coordinator for University Academic Programs, Grace provides programmatic support for the First-Year Seminar program, the Undergraduate Research Center, the Office of Teaching and Learning, and Interterm programming.