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NIH Clinical Center Department of Bioethics Fellowship Program & Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology

Jan. 3, 2022

NIH Clinical Center Department of Bioethics Fellowship Program The Department of Bioethics welcomes applications for those interested in a two year bioethics fellowship. Fellowship selection is competitive and will take into account evidence of academic achievements, analytic thinking, an expressed interest in bioethics, and the ability to contribute to bioethics...

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BioFrontiers Director and Distinguished Professor Roy Parker makes Clarivate Web of Science 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list

Dec. 6, 2021

BioFrontiers faculty continue to be influential in their fields. Clarivate Analytics identified Roy Parker and Jason Burdick in the top 1% of highly cited researchers in their field for 2021. Highly Cited Researchers ™ have demonstrated significant and broad influence reflected in their publication of multiple highly cited papers over...

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Postdoctoral fellow Uday Tak awarded 2021 CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship

Oct. 28, 2021

Dr. Uday Tak, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Aaron Whiteley’s lab in the Biochemistry Department, is the newest recipient of the 2021 Cancer Research Institute: Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship. This award was established to provide support and training for young scientists performing cutting-edge research with applications in cancer immunotherapy and tumor...

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Roy Parker honored with Distinguished Research Lectureship

Sept. 6, 2021

Roy Parker of Biochemistry and the BioFrontiers Institute, alongside Rebecca Maloy of the College of Music, have been selected to receive 2021-2022 Distinguished Research Lectureships.

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Students may now pursue a minor in computational biology

Aug. 18, 2021

CU Boulder’s new minor combines disciplines like biology, computer science and mathematics.


Former CU Biochemistry postdoc Thaiesha Wright joins UCLA Samueli School of Engineering faculty

July 31, 2021

The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is proud to welcome three new faculty members to its growing roster of nearly 200 full-time professors. The recruitment is part of the school’s Mentor Professor Program, a new initiative designed to hire faculty with a demonstrated record of, or who show exceptional promise...

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Tom Cech: How CU tackled COVID-19 testing

June 14, 2021

By Tom Cech I’ve been immersed in the new book by Walter Isaacson, modestly titled “The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race.” Multiple pages describe Jennifer’s leadership in launching COVID-19 testing on the Berkeley campus. There’s no question that Jennifer’s scientific acumen, compassion,...


Postdoctoral fellow Hannah Ledvina recipient of 2021 Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship

June 4, 2021

Dr. Hannah E. Ledvina, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Aaron Whiteley’s lab in the Biochemistry Department, is a recipient of the 2021 Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship. This prestigious award was first established in 1937 and aims to support cutting edge medical research at the early career level. Each...


How a tangled protein kills brain cells, promotes Alzheimer's

April 23, 2021

Look deep inside the brain of someone with Alzheimer’s disease, most forms of dementia or the concussion-related syndrome known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and you’ll find a common suspected culprit: stringy, hairball-like tangles of a protein called tau.


How a ‘rag tag team’ of scientists joined forces to fight COVID-19 on campus

March 16, 2021

For nearly one year, a group of scientists and volunteers from across the university has met seven days a week, often sleeping just a few hours a night, to bring students back to campus safely.