Nobel Laureate and University of Colorado, Boulder researcher Thomas R. Cech. Glenn J. Asakawa/University of Colorado

Here’s what a Nobel Prize-winning scientist wants you to know about the Covid-19 vaccines and the future of RNA

June 6, 2024

Dr. Thomas Cech, Nobel Laureate, in an interview with CNN, provides insight into how RNA has impacted modern medicine and biology and how mRNA, holds promise for future vaccines and other scientific and health-related breakthroughs. For many years, Cech has researched RNA and taught chemistry to undergrads at the University...

Professor Jeffrey Cameron

Innovative Project Led by CU Boulder Biochemistry Professor Jeffrey Cameron Selected for New Frontiers in Bio-Integrated Organic Computing & Low-energy Innovative Carbon-based Manufacturing (BIO-CLIC)

April 25, 2024

The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) and New Frontiers Grant partners—the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, and the School of Education—announced planning grant winners in the inaugural round of the New Frontiers Grant Program , a novel initiative designed to foster new, interdisciplinary...

Professor Jeff Cameron

RASEI Fellows CU Boulder Biochemistry Professor Jeff Cameron and CU Boulder Physics Professor Ivan Smalyukh: Potential New Ways to Use Bacterial Systems in Bio-Manufacturing

March 15, 2024

Bacterial Disco Lights: Using light to control the movement and arrangement of cyanobacteria to form liquid crystalline active matter This collaboration, between a bacterial biochemist and a condensed-matter physicist, uses light to control the movement and arrangement of cyanobacteria, forming two- and three-dimensional nematic liquid crystalline states that could provide...

Amy Palmer Portrait

Amy Palmer, CU Boulder Professor of Biochemistry, wins Cogswell Award for Inspirational Teaching

March 2, 2024

Amy Palmer, CU Boulder professor of biochemistry, wins the Cogswell Award for Inspirational Teaching to recognize her for revamping classroom experiences, championing diversity and striving to connect with students ‘beyond the course curriculum’. Palmer, who is faculty director of the Honors Program, joined the CU Boulder faculty in 2005. She...

Marvin Caruthers Portrait

CU Regents Bestow Honorary Degree on Marvin Caruthers

Feb. 15, 2024

Marvin Caruthers Honorary degree Through remarkable professional achievements and philanthropic contributions, Marvin Caruthers has created tremendous impact at CU Boulder, in the local community and throughout society. A distinguished professor of biochemistry, he joined the faculty in 1973, first in the Department of Chemistry and continuing later when Biochemistry became...

Halil Aydin

Halil Aydin Sheds Light on Mitochondria... Not Just the Powerhouse of the 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 A key takeaway from first-year biology is that mitochondria are the powerhouses of cells—it’s the thing most people know about them. However, mitochondria perform a large array of functions for...

Aaron Whiteley

ASM Award for Early Career Basic Research: Aaron Whiteley, Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder

Sept. 29, 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 A University of Colorado Boulder researcher has been recognized with the 2024 American Society for Microbiology Award for Early Career Basic...

Kasinath + Song

How silencing a gene-silencer could lead to new cancer drugs

Sept. 25, 2023

Deep inside our cells—each one complete with an identical set of genes—a molecular machine known as PRC2 plays a critical role in determining which cells become heart cells, versus brain or muscle or skin cells. When the machine is missing or broken, normal fetal development can’t occur. If it’s mutated,...

CU Boulder distinguished professor Karolin Luger received the 2023 World Laureates Association Prize in Life Science or Medicine Thursday.

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

Sept. 14, 2023

University of Colorado Boulder researcher Karolin Luger , a distinguished professor of biochemistry and Jennie Smoly Caruthers Endowed Chair of Biochemistry, has been awarded the 2023 World Laureates Association Prize in Life Science or Medicine. The award, announced Thursday morning in Shanghai, China, recognizes Luger’s deep body of research “elucidating...

Jeffrey Cameron - Prometheus Co-Founder and Advisor

Forbes Recognizes Prometheus Materials as an Innovative and Quick Growth Company

Sept. 14, 2023

How To Build A Climate-Friendly Skyscraper: Start Small. Petri-Dish Small. Prometheus Materials has a solution for replacing one of the biggest contributors of greenhouse gasses, financial backing from Microsoft and an aggressive plan to scale up quickly. Petri Dish Days Four University of Colorado Boulder academics, Jeff Cameron, Sherri Cook,...