Arthritis, autoimmune disease discovery could lead to new treatments

Nov. 20, 2017

More than 23.5 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and lupus, in which an overzealous immune response leads to pain, inflammation, skin disorders and other chronic health problems. The conditions are so common that three of the top five selling drugs in the United States aim... Read more »
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... Read more »

Flu researchers discover new mechanism for battling influenza

Nov. 2, 2017

Just as flu season swings into full gear, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and University of Texas at Austin have uncovered a previously unknown mechanism by which the human immune system tries to battle the influenza A virus. The discovery sheds new light on how the virus —... Read more »

More Inclusive Scholarship Begins With Active Experimentation

Nov. 1, 2017

To the Editor: Today’s hyper-competitive environment makes it easy to forget that academe wasn’t always organized around measuring and rewarding merit. In fact, the simple idea that merit could be assessed from publications, and that scholarship should be published at all, was, as Andrew Piper and Chad Wellmon have recently... Read more »
Faculty careers can progress in many directions

Faculty careers can progress in many directions

Oct. 17, 2017

The canonical story of faculty productivity goes like this: A researcher begins a tenure-track position, builds their research group, and publishes as much as possible to make their case for being awarded tenure. After getting tenure, increased service and administrative responsibilities kick in and research productivity slowly declines. But now,... Read more »
Does faculty productivity really decline with age? New study says no

Does faculty productivity really decline with age? New study says no

Oct. 17, 2017

For 60 years, studies of everyone from psychologists to biologists to mathematicians have shown the same remarkably similar academic research trajectory: Scientists publish prolifically early in their careers, peak after about five years, get tenure and begin a long slow decline in productivity. But a new CU Boulder study published... Read more »

Nobel Laureate gives 2017 Herchel Smith Lecture

Oct. 9, 2017

Nobel Laureate Professor Tom Cech came to the Department of Chemistry on 16th October, to give the 2017 Herchel Smith Lecture: 'Shedding some Light on the Dark Matter of the Genomic Universe.' Professor Cech is Distinguished Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, Director of the University of Colorado BioFrontiers... Read more »
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Colorado Public Radio features Joel Kralj

Sept. 1, 2017

Here's A 'Touching' Discovery About Bacteria If University of Colorado scientists are right, bacteria have a sense of touch. Meaning, the little critters can detect the cells they need to glom onto to cause an infection. University biologist Joel Kralj says his lab showed bacteria have electrical activity going on... Read more »
Celebration of E-wing with John and Anna Sie

Biotechnology building debuts state-of-the-art E-Wing

Aug. 31, 2017

As Boulder’s biotech community continues to thrive and grow, the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building debuted its state-of-the-art E-Wing on Monday. The 56,340-square-foot E-Wing will feature next-generation active learning spaces where students learn by doing rather than by being lectured, as well as laboratory space where current and future faculty... Read more »
Jacqueline Dresch

BioFrontiers Institute Sabbatical Professor Program

Aug. 24, 2017

BioFrontiers Institute has a rich history of welcoming sabbatical professors and visiting researchers in our labs. We believe sabbatical professors make significant contributions to the BioFrontiers Institute research community, and we hope that the intellectual exchange of ideas, scientific collaborations, and informal mentoring and teaching experiences are mutually beneficial. We... Read more »