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.


CU Boulder scientists win $1.2M for cutting-edge microscopy center

March 4, 2021

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have won a $1.2 million award to establish a Center for Light Sheet Microscopy and Data Science, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has announced.


Popular breast cancer drugs don’t work the way we thought they did

Feb. 4, 2021

Some of the most commonly used drugs for treating hereditary breast and ovarian cancers may not work the way we thought they did, according to new CU Boulder research .

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Biochemist wins $750k for novel cancer research

Feb. 3, 2021

Sabrina L. Spencer, assistant professor of biochemistry and member of the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder, is one of five new winners of a 2021 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation announced recently . She is also one of seven new winners of...


Modern microbes provide window into ancient ocean

Jan. 6, 2021

Scientists at CU Boulder have discovered that a type of single-celled organism living in modern-day oceans may have a lot in common with life forms that existed billions of years ago—and that fundamentally transformed Earth.


New insights on a common protein could lead to novel cancer treatments

Nov. 4, 2020

A new CU Boulder-led study sheds light on a protein key to controlling how cells grow, proliferate and function and long implicated in tumor development.