Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building

New CU-Boulder Biotechnology Facility to Tackle Challenges Ranging From Cancer and Heart Disease to Tissue Engineering

Sept. 16, 2009

A revolutionary biotechnology and biomedical research and teaching facility being built at the University of Colorado at Boulder will tackle a wide variety of pressing human health challenges ranging from cancer, aging and cardiovascular disease to inherited diseases, vaccine development and tissue engineering. The new facility, the Jennie Smoly Caruthers...

The Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, artist’s rendering of the view along Colorado Avenue from the east.

CU to Celebrate Groundbreaking of World-Class Biotechnology Facility

Sept. 9, 2009

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, University of Colorado President Bruce Benson, Nobel Laureate and CU Distinguished Professor Tom Cech, CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano and members from the entire CU-Boulder community will gather Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 4:15 p.m. on the CU-Boulder East Campus to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Jennie Smoly...

Jack and Jeannie Thompson

Jack and Jeannie Thompson Donate $2 Million to CU Bioscience Initiative

Sept. 7, 2009

The University of Colorado Foundation today announced a $2 million pledge by Jack (Hist '64, MA '70) and Jeannie Thompson (Zool '64) of Boulder to fund the new Vaccine Development Laboratory in CU-Boulder's Systems Biotechnology Building, slated for groundbreaking in 2009. The gift will bolster the capacity of the Colorado...

Bill and Janet Freytag Make $5 Million Endowed Gift to Bolster Biotech Research, Teaching at CU

Aug. 24, 2009

Bill and Janet Freytag Make $5 Million Endowed Gift to Bolster Biotech Research, Teaching at CU October 30, 2008 The University of Colorado announced a $5 million endowment gift from former Myogen CEO and local entrepreneur Bill Freytag and his wife, Janet, in support of the Colorado Initiative in Molecular...

Hubert Yin, image courtesy University of Colorado

Two CU-Boulder Faculty Selected for $40 Million Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Program

Aug. 24, 2009

Two University of Colorado at Boulder faculty members are among 33 researchers selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute of Chevy Chase, Md., to participate in a $40 million pilot program to pursue large, collaborative and potentially transformative biomedical research. The Collaborative Innovation Awards to the eight teams of researchers...

Kristi Anseth Courtesy of CU News

CU-Boulder Professor Named One of Popular Science Magazine's 'Brilliant 10'

Aug. 24, 2009

CU-Boulder Professor Named One of Popular Science Magazine's 'Brilliant 10' October 14, 2008 Popular Science magazine has named University of Colorado at Boulder chemical and biological engineering Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth as one of its "Brilliant 10" for 2008, honoring her as one of the nation's top young scientists. Anseth,...

University of Colorado at Boulder. (Photo by Larry Harwood/University of Colorado)

Nobel Laureate Tom Cech to Return to University of Colorado

Aug. 24, 2009

Nobel laureate Tom Cech is returning to the University of Colorado full time this month after a 10-year stint as president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a nonprofit medical research organization headquartered in Chevy Chase, Md., and one of the nation's largest philanthropies. A distinguished professor in CU-Boulder's chemistry...

Tom Cech appears on CNBC Squawk Box

Tom Cech appears on CNBC Squawk Box

July 29, 2009

Tom Cech appeared as a guest on the CNBC Squawk box show to discuss the future of biomedical research and his return to University of Colorado Boulder where he teaches freshman chemistry.