DNA Folding

Microbe may explain evolutionary origins of DNA folding

Aug. 10, 2017

A new study uncovers surprising similarities in the ways that multicellular organisms fold their DNA.Read more »
SMART Student

Underrepresented students excel through SMART

Aug. 9, 2017

CU Boulder program helps underserved and underrepresented students in the STEM fields gain valuable research experience for graduate school.Read more »
Cross-Coupling Experiment

Research could zap heavy metals out of drug production

July 18, 2017

The process by which pharmaceutical drugs are created might soon be changing due to the research by one University of Colorado Boulder professor.Read more »

Biochemist, philosopher join American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 12, 2017

CU Boulder philosopher Alison Jaggar and biochemist Karolin Luger have been selected of members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the academy has announced.Read more »

Chemistry course gets tune-up to boost student learning

Dec. 12, 2016

Earlier this year, University of Colorado Boulder Associate Professor Amy Palmer designed a new introductory chemistry course to address the known deficiencies of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. Now, other CU Boulder scientists aim to do the same.Read more »
Natalie Ahn

Distinguished biochemist elected president of national society

Dec. 2, 2016

Natalie Ahn, a professor of distinction in the department of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder, was elected president of The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology last year and began her term as president-elect in July.Read more »

Mallinda awarded $750K grant for reusable carbon-fiber composite

Oct. 20, 2016

What’s one way to cut a car’s weight by 50 percent and improve fuel efficiency by up to 40 percent? Make it out of carbon fiber instead of steel. What if everyone had access to such a vehicle?Read more »

Researcher untangling cell signals in effort to stop cancer

Sept. 14, 2016

Chalk up two more prestigious awards in 2016 for CU Boulder Assistant Professor Sabrina Spencer, who continues on the fast track as a top-drawer, international biomedical researcher in the arena of cancer.Read more »
Water-expert alumnus swims into current affairs

Water-expert alumnus swims into current affairs

April 27, 2016

Think of Robert R. “Bob” Crifasi as a kind of Zelig or Forrest Gump when it comes to water in Boulder, Denver and northern Colorado—he spent a quarter century getting his hands wet, both literally and figuratively, in countless ways. Crifasi, who earned bachelor’s degrees in geology and chemistry and master’s degrees in geology and environmental science from CU-Boulder, has served on the boards of—and often, pitchforked weeds, trash and the occasional dead skunk for—11 Boulder County ditch companies.Read more »
Alla Balabanova

Obstacles don’t deter standout grad’s cancer‐drug research

Feb. 17, 2016

Alla Balabanova describes her time at CU‐Boulder as “anything but easy,” adding that she faced obstacles “just about every step of the way,” starting with her initial uncertainty about what to study. That might not sound like a ringing endorsement, but it is. Balabanova graduated summa cum laude in biochemistry and was the Fall 2015 outstanding graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences.Read more »