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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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BioFrontiers research cited in article related to updated UVa paid parental leave policy

Sept. 12, 2018

Adapted from The Daily Progress article . The University of Virginia on Tuesday announced expanded paid leave benefits for new parents — a move that goes beyond a state executive order and one that could help the school remain competitive with its peers. In June, Gov. Ralph Northam issued an...

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Conference brings experts in regenerative medicine to CU Boulder

Sept. 4, 2018

Some of the top researchers in the field of regenerative medicine attended the RegenerativeBIOX Conference on CU Boulder’s East Campus last week. Hosted by the BioFrontiers Institute, the conference was designed to be interactive and help scientists and engineers from academia, national laboratories, students and industry partners identify and explore...

Orit Peleg

Orit Peleg Research Video

Sept. 4, 2018

Orit Peleg is an assistant professor at the BioFrontiers Institute and in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. Peleg seeks to understand the behavior of disordered living systems by merging tools from physics, biology, engineering and computer science.

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...

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Researchers peer inside cells to spy on cancer's on-off switch

June 13, 2018

Medical student Daniel Youmans (left) and Tom Cech (right), director of the BioFrontiers Institute, look over an image from a high-powered microscope (Credit: Glenn Asakawa/CU Boulder) Forty years after researchers first discovered it in fruit flies, a once-obscure cluster of proteins called PRC2 has become a key target for new...

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