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Not just the powerhouse of a cell

Oct. 19, 2023

Newly published CU Boulder research reveals previously unknown qualities of a gene vital to a cell’s mitochondrial structure and function.

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Studying the surprising similarities between humans and bacteria

Oct. 13, 2023

CU Boulder researcher Aaron Whiteley is recognized by the American Society for Microbiology for his work exploring bacterial immune responses and how it translates to the human immune system.

World Laureate Association award winners

International award recognizes researcher’s contributions to life science

Sept. 14, 2023

CU Boulder distinguished professor Karolin Luger is awarded the 2023 World Laureates Association Prize in Life Sciences or Medicine.

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The right zinc levels are key to human health, researchers find

July 24, 2023

Using innovative fluorescent sensors and computational modeling, CU Boulder biochemistry researcher Amy Palmer tracked naturally cycling cells to better understand an essential micronutrient.


CU Boulder’s Aaron Whiteley named a Pew Scholar

June 13, 2023

The biochemistry assistant professor is investigating how inflammatory proteins called NLRs establish the first line of defense against viral infection in bacteria and humans.


Three CU Boulder profs win Boettcher Foundation awards

June 12, 2023

The awards are part of $1.88 million in 2023 biomedical research grant funding for Colorado researchers.

NIH HRHR Recipients (Lisa Hiura, Sara Sawyer, Aaron Whiteley)

Three scientists win support for high-risk, high-reward research

Oct. 4, 2022

National Institutes of Health funds CU Boulder researchers’ work on mental illnesses, HIV vaccines and improved cancer treatments.

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Major gift to enhance diversity of life-science researchers

June 17, 2022

With support from the Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation, six life-science scholars gain support during their first two years of PhD work, beginning this fall.

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Young biochemist wins prestigious Boettcher award

June 8, 2022

Aaron T. Whiteley, CU Boulder assistant professor of biochemistry, is one of eight to win this year’s Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Award.

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Video: CU Boulder experts give scientific update on COVID-19 pandemic

Sept. 17, 2021

CU Boulder experts provide an update on the status of the delta variant in the United States, takeaways from the latest data on vaccines and breakthrough COVID-19 cases, and how the campus is approaching its sustainable response to the pandemic.