Chris Smith

Chris Smith (IQ Biology): Evolution Meeting

June 26, 2019

I just got back from the Evolution Meeting in Providence and I’m full of information and ideas for research. I had the opportunity to reconnect with past colleagues and meet some new people. Other CU Boulder folks attended, including the labs of Dan Doak, Nancy Emery, Nolan Kane, Stacy Smith,...

Engineering Center

New biomedical engineering degrees to launch at CU Boulder

June 13, 2019

Undergraduate and graduate students at CU Boulder will soon get new opportunities to pursue careers in the biomedical industry. At a meeting this week, members of the CU Board of Regents voted to approve a series of new degrees in biomedical engineering offered by the CU Boulder College of Engineering...

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...

Sunflower

Do plants have social networks?

May 15, 2019

Humans interact in social networks every day around the office coffee pot, online with Facebook and in their communities through political elections. The structure and connections within these networks and others shape how information is shared. That in turn defines much of our modern life and collective behavior, though little...

Inside Hire Ed

Pedigree and Productivity

May 2, 2019

A 2015 study found that “social inequality” across a range of disciplines was so bad that just 25 percent of Ph.D. institutions produced 71 to 86 percent of tenured and tenure-track professors, depending on field. The effect was more extreme the farther up the chain the researchers looked, based on...

Graphs for article "Pedigree is Not Destiny"

'Pedigree is not destiny' when it comes to scholarly success

May 1, 2019

What matters more to a scientist’s career success: where they currently work, or where they got their Ph.D.? It’s a question a team of researchers teases apart in a new paper published in PNAS . Their analysis calls into question a common assumption underlying academia: that a researcher’s productivity reflects...

Karolin and Natalie

Biochemists untangle mysteries of cellular form, function

April 25, 2019

The complex inner workings of cells, from their architecture to their signaling, underlie much of multicellular organic life. How are they built? How do their proteins interact? And most crucially, how can understanding these functions improve our knowledge of biological outcomes such as disease? University of Colorado Boulder Distinguished Professors...

Kristi Anseth

Kristi Anseth elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 17, 2019

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced today that CU Boulder Professor Kristi Anseth has been elected to its 2019 class. Anseth is among more than 200 individuals selected this year for their exceptional achievements in the arts and sciences, business, philanthropy and the public sector. Founded in 1780,...

Colin Campbell

This CU Fulbright Scholar Composes Music About Science Using Molecules He Studies

April 16, 2019

What does a molecule's song sound like? With the help of biological chemist Colin Campbell, it's a mix of experimental guitar strumming, a pattern of notes on a piano and sometimes a chorus of lab assistant's voices. The Fulbright Scholar teaching and researching at CU Boulder is blending his love...

Mary Allen

Nature: Train students to navigate ethical swamps

April 10, 2019

A protocol can help with the tricky conversations essential to responsible research conduct, says Mary A. Allen. “Either this is sloppiness or misconduct, and either way I don’t think this is a lab I want to be in anymore.” I was terrified as I spoke these words to my first...

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