Professor Leslie Leinwand

Leslie Leinwand Garners Outstanding Mentor Honorable Mention

April 1, 2020

Congratulations to Beckman Scholars Program Mentor Leslie Leinwand, a Distinguished Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental BIology, who has received an Honorable Mention as a 2020 CU Boulder Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor. Professor Leinwand was nominated by MCDB student, and Beckman Scholar , Molly Madden. Molly wrote, in part, in her...

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March 12, 2020

Because of campus disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are extending the 2020 Beckman Scholars Program application deadline to Monday, March 23rd at midnight. In addition, we will conduct all finalist interviews virtually, using Zoom, FaceTime, or another video conferencing application. Stay safe and healthy, everybody!

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Neuroscience Club is all about the brain

March 12, 2020

The brain is a wondrous and still-mysterious organ. Despite advances in research, questions about the brain remain unanswered. To help students understand the complexities of the brain and its intricate functioning, the CU Neuroscience Club connects students with peers, professors and professionals in an informal and interactive environment. Read More

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What rodents can teach us about love

Feb. 17, 2020

Zoe Donaldson remembers the boy who broke her heart years ago. “I was desperately in love because I was a teenager and I had very little perspective,” she laughed. “It made me realize just sort of the depth of emotion that we’re capable of as human beings.” Donaldson doesn’t want...

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Logan Collins Creates Neuroengineering Timeline

Feb. 12, 2020

Recent Beckman Scholar and CU Boulder MCDB/Neurosciences graduate, Logan Collins , has created a wonderful historical timeline on the web: Global Highlights in Neurotechnology, Connectomics, and Brain Simulation: 2005 to 2019 . Check it out for a great perspective on how far this field has come in just the past...

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Pieter Johnson: Why the best scientists are students

Jan. 29, 2020

CU Boulder Today recently sat down with 2019 Hazel Barnes Prize winner (and Beckman Mentor) Pieter Johnson to get his reaction to receiving the largest and most prestigious single faculty award CU Boulder bestows. We also heard about his teaching philosophies and the importance of student involvement in high-impact research...

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Kryptonite for superbugs?

Jan. 29, 2020

With antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” infecting 2 million people per year, and a dearth of new medications in the pipeline to treat them, CU Boulder researchers from Beckman Mentor Corrie Detweiler's laboratory in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology are taking a novel approach to addressing the looming public health crisis: They’re developing...

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Information Session for 2020 Applicants on Wed. Feb.19th

Jan. 28, 2020

We will hold an information session for prospective applicants in Gold Biosciences Room A2B70 on Wednesday, February 19th at 5:15 pm . We will give an overview of the program and application guidelines , and our current and alumi Beckman Scholars will present their experiences with the program and field...

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CU Boulder is a 2020 Beckman Scholars Program Award Winner!

Jan. 7, 2020

The University of Colorado Boulder has received a 2020 Beckman Scholars Program award! This is our second consecutive Beckman Scholars Program award, having received our initial 3-year grant from the Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation in 2017. The $156,000 grant will provide $21,000 research scholarships to 6 outstanding undergraduate Beckman...

Logan Collins

Congratulations, Logan Collins '19!

Dec. 23, 2019

Congratulations to our newest Beckman Scholar CU Boulder graduate, Logan Collins, and his mentor, Dr. Michael Saddoris! Logan graduated summa cum laude, with TWO Honors theses! Keep an eye out for great things coming from this talented and ambitious young scientist!