Bill Marshall Portrait

A Scientific Mind. A Born Leader. : Dr. William S. Marshall

Oct. 31, 2023

Dr. William S. Marshall, a scientific mind proven through his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Ph.D. in Chemistry/Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder, quickly scaled the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry corporate ladders holding increasingly advanced positions (see timeline for his complete trajectory). Current...

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Rescuing a Llama Named Sweety: Dr. Fiona Caruthers

Oct. 28, 2023

CU Boulder Chemistry/Biochemistry alumna, Dr. Fiona Caruthers, is an experienced llama owner and backcountry adventurer. This past September, while out of state, she received a text regarding a Facebook plea for help. She, in consultation with friend Leigh DiNatale, knew they had to rescue Sweety, a 7 year-old pregnant llama...

Portrait of Dr. David Goeddel

Biotech Pioneer has Boulder Roots: Dr. David Goeddel

Jan. 31, 2021

Dr. David Goeddel is former head of Genentech’s microbiology department, CU Biochemistry alum Class of ‘77, and the scientist behind the first commercially viable insulin biosynthesis pipeline in human history. Today, Dr. Goeddel continues to drive innovation as a managing partner of The Column Group , a venture capitalist firm...

Portrait of Dr. Peter Seeberger

Sugars Make Better Medicine: Dr. Peter H. Seeberger

Jan. 31, 2021

Dr. Peter H. Seeberger is the Director of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Berlin, a position he has held since 2009. He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Colorado under Distinguished Professor Marvin Caruthers. Dr. Seeberger has helped to start nine companies that...

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Former CU Boulder postdoc Jennifer Doudna smashes glass ceiling with historic Nobel win

Oct. 7, 2020

Thirty years after beginning her training as a postdoctoral scholar in the CU Boulder lab of Nobel laureate Thomas Cech, biochemist Jennifer Doudna on Wednesday won her own Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the co-development of the revolutionary genome editing tool CRISPR-Cas9.

Portrait of Tina Boville

Engineering our Future: Tina Boville

Sept. 21, 2020

Though she sounds every bit the polished Silicon Valley CEO while discussing spin-ups, revenue streams, and funding runways, Dr. Tina Boville first describes herself as “a huge nerd.” via Zoom. A CU Biochem doctoral alum, Tina grew up on Anne McCaffrey’s science-fantasy series Dragonriders of Pern , which heavily incorporates...

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Creating life’s building blocks

Sept. 3, 2020

CU Boulder Alum is named one of MIT’s Innovators Under 35 for her work with amino acids

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Biopharma Innovator: Celso Espinoza

June 22, 2020

Dr. Celso Espinoza is a senior drug discovery investigator with the biopharmaceutical firm AbbVie. Originally a component of Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie split in 2013 to focus on new drug discovery, and Celso followed. Since then, Celso has been a part of many major therapeutic breakthroughs including the immunosuppressor Humira, and...

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Key coronavirus testing technology has CU Boulder tie

April 6, 2020

Alumnus worked in lab of Distinguished Professor Marvin Caruthers assisting in the development of pioneering technology