Sawyer Lab develops new diagnostic, Sick Stick

BioFrontiers scientists developing COVID-19 test that knows you’re sick before you do

April 13, 2020

Joey Azofeifa

BioFrontiers Institute and IQ Biology alum, Joey Azofeifa (Arpeggio Bio), Raises $3.2 Million in Seed Funding and is Named to the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 List in Healthcare

Jan. 15, 2020

Arpeggio Bio, a preclinical company whose technology provides a mechanistic understanding of how drugs work, today announced that it has closed a $3.2 million seed financing round, which was oversubscribed by over $2 million. Funding will support the ongoing development of a nascent RNA drug screen. “We’re excited to have...

Devin and Gabriel Tauber

Biochemist brothers identify “RNA Chaperone”

Jan. 10, 2020

Stress granules comprised of RNA (red) and protein assemblies (green) formed in part through RNA-RNA interactions. A recent study from CU Boulder researchers shows that cells must actively work to keep sticky molecules, known as ribonucleic acid (RNA), apart, or they may form large assemblies that could cause problems for...

Bangalore

A Summer Internship Where Only the Cows Obey Traffic Signals

Nov. 13, 2019

IQ Biology graduate student, Taisa Kushner, talks about her summer as a Microsoft Research intern in Bangalore, India, working on a global mental health platform.

Yellow Fish

Copying tricks from the animal kingdom

Oct. 8, 2019

What can we learn from prairie voles, Burmese pythons, shortfin mollies, and naked mole rats? Researchers from across the world are studying unusual laboratory animals with astonishing traits in their quest to answer important questions in the fields of biomedicine and neuroscience.

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...

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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Video: Nobel laureate Tom Cech still loves teaching

Oct. 15, 2018

CU Boulder's Tom Cech won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1989, but he firmly believes his place is still in the classroom teaching undergraduates. Here, he discusses how teaching adds meaning to his life and how he still works to become a better teacher.

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.”

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