Two Lab Members Discuss Work

Academic ideas are supposed to thrive on their merits. If only.

Oct. 24, 2018

Allison C. Morgan, Dimitrios J. Economou, Samuel F. Way and Aaron Clauset are all scholars in the department of computer science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. They have just published an important new article about how ideas spread within the academy. I asked them a series of questions...

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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.

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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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Riboglow improves live cell RNA imaging

Sept. 26, 2018

In a multidisciplinary study recently published in Nature Chemical Biology, researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a novel tool for visualizing RNA. This project centered on a collaboration between the Palmer Lab, with expertise in live cell imaging, the Batey Lab, with expertise in RNA, and the...

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CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy receives $2 million gift commitment to encourage collaboration between the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and the CU BioFrontiers Institute

Sept. 19, 2018

AURORA, Colo. (September 19, 2018) - The ALSAM Foundation recently invested an additional $2 million to continue the Therapeutic Innovation Grants Program at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The funding supports a second phase of grants for projects focused on drug discovery and development. David Ross,...

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Work with bees could unlock potential strength of natural designs in new materials

Sept. 17, 2018

The natural world has had billions of years of evolution to perfect systems, creating elegant solutions to tricky problems. CU Boulder Assistant Professor Orit Peleg ’s work hopes to illuminate and explore those solutions with the long-term goal of applying the answers she finds to the materials we interact with...

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Natalie Ahn and Roy Parker named CU Distinguished Professors

Sept. 14, 2018

With approval Sept. 14 by the Board of Regents, the University of Colorado has introduced seven newly designated distinguished professors, six of whom are affiliated with the CU Boulder campus. They are Natalie Ahn, James Anaya, Elizabeth Fenn, John Lynch, Warren Motte and Roy Parker. From the CU Anschutz Medical...

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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...

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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.

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