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Anseth, Sprenger among recipients of AB Nexus grants

May 27, 2021

A pipette tip prototype illuminated by green light

Shields Lab receives NIH grant to help quickly diagnose fungal infections

May 18, 2021

The Shields Lab has received an NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21) to develop a specialized pipette to isolate and prepare fungal biomarkers for study.

Dynamic tint windows at various stages of tint

Developing efficient, dynamic windows for comfort and climate change research appears in Nature Energy

April 29, 2021

Researchers from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Materials Science and Engineering Program are among the authors of “Polymer inhibitors enable >900 cm2 dynamic windows based on reversible metal electrodeposition with high solar modulation” which appeared in the April issue of the highly prestigious science journal Nature Energy.

chromatin remodelling in persistently activated fibroblasts

Multi-program PhD candidate first author on cardiac fibrosis-based paper

April 26, 2021

Cierra Walker, a PhD candidate in the both the Materials Science and Engineering Program and Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology Program at CU Boulder is the first author on a new paper in Nature that explores what happens to cells after a heart attack.

COVID-19 Spike Protein

Spike protein mapping could lead to more effective COVID-19 vaccine boosters and therapies

March 25, 2021

New research from the Sprenger and Whitehead groups aims to identify and map common mutations in “Spike” proteins—the proteins that allow the virus to enter and infect cells. This would provide researchers with a roadmap to anticipate and counteract the development of future SARS-CoV-2 strains with effective vaccines and vaccine boosters.

Cross-sectional SEM image of the spin-coated MAPbI3 film processed from DMF precursor solution (annealed for 5 s at 100 °C) on a PTAA-covered ITO glass substrate.

Growing a better, more affordable solar cell from perovskite

March 2, 2021

While solar panels have traditionally used silicon-based cells, researchers are increasingly looking to perovskite-based solar cells to create panels that are more efficient, less expensive to produce and can be manufactured at the scale needed to power the world.

Cell adhesion involves complex interactions between proteins on both cells.

Velcro-like cellular proteins key to tissue strength

March 1, 2021

Where do bodily tissues get their strength? New CU Boulder research provides important new clues to this long-standing mystery, identifying how specialized proteins called cadherins join forces to make cells stick—and stay stuck—together.

J Will Medlin wearing blue shirt and safety glasses

“Fine-tuning” catalyst performance for sustainable hydrogen peroxide synthesis

Sept. 17, 2020

New research from Professor J. Will Medlin and collaborators at three other institutions points to a new, inexpensive and sustainable method of synthesizing hydrogen peroxide.