Yuanyuan Xie

Yuanyuan Xie awarded National Cancer Center fellowship to explore the pathological role of transposons

June 12, 2019

Nearly all species’ genomes are littered with millions of genetic sequences called transposons, which are virus-like parasitic elements that can replicate and spread within host genomes. Collectively, transposon-derived sequences constitute about 50 percent of the human genome sequence, and are believed to have - over tens of millions of years...

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The ALSAM Foundation funds new Anschutz-Boulder collaborative research

Dec. 18, 2018

The ALSAM Foundation, a generous long-time donor to the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS), has provided $2M of funding for collaborative grants between the SSPPS and the BioFrontiers Institute . This donation supports the Therapeutic Innovation Grants Program that allows the SSPPS on the Anschutz Medical...

Sabrina Spencer

Biochemist wins top award for study of cellular proliferation

Oct. 5, 2018

Sabrina Spencer, CU Boulder assistant professor of biochemistry, is one of 58 scientists nationwide to have won an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. Those awards, announced today, are part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, which supports “extraordinarily creative scientists proposing highly innovative research to address major challenges in biomedical research.”

CU’s 2018 Boettcher Investigators, from left, David H. Root, Edward Chuong, Kathleen M. Gavin, Eszter K. Vladar, Jean M. Mulcahy Levy and Matthew Taliaferro.

New Faculty Member Ed Chuong Named Boettcher Investigator

June 18, 2018

Six University of Colorado researchers at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and CU Boulder have been named Boettcher Investigators in the Boettcher Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program for 2018. The awards support promising, early career scientific researchers, allowing them to establish their independent research and compete in the future for...

Stephanie Moon, Ph.D.

Gaining mechanistic insight into neurological changes in Down Syndrome through the study of the rare genetic disorder Vanishing White Matter disease

May 22, 2018

Down Syndrome is the most common chromosomal disorder, with 1 in every ~700 newborns in the U.S. affected. Down Syndrome is caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21. This additional chromosome can affect development and disease susceptibility. Recent work suggests that development of a region of...

Ahn Luger

National Academy of Sciences inducts 2 CU Boulder professors

May 7, 2018

Pioneering biochemists Natalie Ahn and Karolin Luger have been inducted into the National Academy of Sciences , an honor that recognizes "distinguished and continuing achievements in original research." Membership in the prestigious organization is widely considered to be one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. "It's really...

Dr. Sara Sawyer

Sara Sawyer Receives Richard M. Elliott Memorial Award in Glasgow, Scotland

Jan. 23, 2018

For billions of years, the battle between cells and viruses has been a primary driver of evolution. University of Colorado Boulder researcher Dr. Sara Sawyer has dedicated her career to this relationship, combining methods from virology and molecular evolution to investigate emerging human and animal viruses. Sawyer, an Associate Professor...

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Professors Marv Caruthers and Larry Gold named 2017 National Academy of Inventors fellows

Jan. 3, 2018

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) named two CU Boulder faculty members to its class of fellows for 2017. Distinguished Professor Marvin Caruthers of CU Boulder’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was honored for his pioneering contributions to the chemical synthesis of DNA and RNA, making it possible to decode...

Leslie Leinwand

American Heart Association recognizes distinguished professor’s work

Nov. 10, 2017

Leslie Leinwand has won the American Heart Association's 2017 Distinguished Scientist award for outstanding contributions to the field of heart health The usage of fats from python hearts on mammals and the cardiovascular differences between females and males are at the core of research by a University of Colorado Boulder...

Tactile sensors mounted on a commercial gripper (Nikolaus Correll)

Accelerating innovation: 7 research teams receive commercialization grants

May 11, 2017

Seven CU Boulder research teams have been selected to receive grants for the development of commercially-promising technologies. A total of 21 applications were reviewed by a panel of external judges made up of entrepreneurs, investors, business executives and intellectual property attorneys from around the country. Six of the seven awards...

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