Meg Palacio 2023

Paving the Way in Research for Diverse Perspectives: Meg Palacio

Nov. 15, 2023

Leading as an Inclusive Researcher Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion of historically excluded students in STEM has been a large part of my identity and effort throughout my graduate school journey. As a Chicana, I recognize the barriers imposed upon disadvantaged groups and know that I would not be where...

Clair Huffine

A Creative and Community Minded Researcher - Clair Huffine

Sept. 26, 2023

Clair Huffine is a 2025 PhD candidate in the Cameron Laboratory. She recently won the 2023 Biophysics Supergroup Outstanding Research Presentation Award; is a 2023 P.E.O. SCHOLARS Award applicant; and in 2022 was an NIH/CU Molecular Biophysics trainee and received Honorable Mention for GRFP - the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship...

Nicole Marie Hoitsma

Nicole Marie Hoitsma Recognized as a 2023 Damon Runyon Fellow

Aug. 16, 2023

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $3.9 million to exceptional early-career scientists Nicole Marie Hoitsma, PhD [HHMI Fellow] , with her sponsor Karolin Luger, PhD, at University of Colorado, Boulder, has been named one of 13 new Damon Runyon Fellows by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. The Damon Runyon...

Emily Kibby - Graduate Student

A Blooming Scientist: Emily Kibby

May 31, 2023

Emily Kibby is a 2025 PhD candidate in Biochemistry in the Aaron Whiteley Research Group. She became an NIH Signaling and Cellular Regulation Trainee in 2020 and in 2021 received a Graduate Teaching Award. A BLOOMING SCIENTIST It was only in high school that I started to appreciate chemistry and...

Calvin Voong - Graduate Student

A Dedicated Science Champion: Calvin Voong

April 17, 2023

Calvin Voong is a 2024 PhD Candidate in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology in the Goodrich-Kugel Research Group. In 2019 he received a Graduate Teaching Award; in 2021 he received a Department Service Award; and in 2023 was a member of the Graduate Recruiting Team. LOS ANGELES LEADS TO BOULDER...

Camila Sousa

All in the Family: Camila Sousa

Jan. 31, 2021

Sometimes life tells us we’re meant to do something. In Camila Sousa’s case, it started young, growing up in a house in Boulder with not one but two PhD scientists for parents. Camila’s mom is a molecular biologist, and her dad, Marcelo Sousa, is a principal investigator here in the...

Portrait of Stephanie Moon

Life of a Postdoc: Stephanie Moon

Sept. 21, 2020

Dr. Stephanie Moon is working on ridding the world of disease. Beginning with an early obsession with finding a cure for chicken pox, Dr. Moon set her sights on RNA viruses, a family which includes some of the most prolific killers in human history: HIV, Zika, Hepatitis C, Ebola. Part...

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...

celso espinoza

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...

Graycen Wheeler Portrait

Dealing with Adversity: Graycen Wheeler

June 5, 2020

Graycen Wheeler is a 6 th year graduate student in BCHM's Liu Lab. She was initially attracted to CU Biochem by the strong web presence and diversity of research in the department’s labs. During graduate recruitment, “the interview process wasn’t nearly as anxiety-inducing and I felt natural interacting with grad...