Steven George

Dr. Steven George recipient of the John A. Thornton Memorial Award and Lecture

Sept. 27, 2017

Steven George was awarded the John A. Thornton Memorial Award and Lecture for seminal contributions to understanding, development and applications of atomic layer deposition.Read more »
Tarek Sammakia

The Best Should Teach

Aug. 22, 2017

The Best Should Teach Initiative strives to acknowledge excellence in teaching and academic leadership. The initiative is managed by the Graduate Teacher Program in coordination with the School of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lindley and Marguerite Stiles established the initiative in 1996 to promulgate the message that “The Best Should Teach.”Read more »

Microbe may explain evolutionary origins of DNA folding

Aug. 11, 2017

In the cells of palm trees, humans, and some single-celled microorganisms, DNA gets bent the same way. Now, by studying the 3-D structure of proteins bound to DNA in microbes called Archaea, CU Boulder and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) researchers have turned up surprising similarities to DNA packing in more complicated organisms.Read more »
Natalie Ahn

Distinguished biochemist elected president of national society

July 18, 2017

Ahn, a professor of distinction in the department of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder, was elected president of The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology last year and began her term as president-elect in July.Read more »

Biochemist, philosopher join American Academy of Arts and Sciences

July 18, 2017

CU Boulder philosopher Alison Jaggar and biochemist Karolin Luger are among 228 new members of the academy, which includes some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, business people and philanthropic leaders, the academy said in a statement.Read more »
Oana Luca has been awarded an ignition grant from the ACS Green Chemistry Institute for her cross-coupling research. Photo by Cay Leytham-Powell.

Research could zap heavy metals out of drug production

July 18, 2017

Oana Luca, an assistant professor in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at CU Boulder, has been awarded an ignition grant from the ACS Green Chemistry Institute for her work attempting to make the manufacture of pharmaceutical drugs both quicker and cheaper by innovating an old chemical procedure for new means.Read more »
Sabrina Spencer

Some mother cells kick DNA damage 'down the road' to offspring

June 7, 2017

A new University of Colorado Boulder study has shown that some dividing human cells are “kicking the can down the road,” passing on low-level DNA damage to offspring, causing daughter cells to pause in a quiescent, or dormant, state previously thought to be random in origin.Read more »
Jacob Rodriguez

Chemistry undergraduate wins prestigious 2017 Goldwater Scholarship

April 10, 2017

Jacob Rodriguez, a junior in CU Boulder’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been awarded the 2017 Goldwater Scholarship Award, one of the nation’s most prestigious scientific awards for undergraduates.Read more »
David Nesbitt, winner of the 2017 E. Bright Wilson Award in Spectroscopy

David Nesbitt Receives E. Bright Wilson Award in Spectroscopy

April 5, 2017

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has awarded David Nesbitt the 2017 E. Bright Wilson Award in Spectroscopy. The award, sponsored by the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry, recognizes outstanding accomplishments in fundamental or applied spectroscopy in chemistry.Read more »
Thomas Cech

Nobel laureate Tom Cech wins 2017 Hazel Barnes Prize

March 27, 2017

University of Colorado Boulder Distinguished Professor Tom Cech, Colorado’s first Nobel Prize winner, has been named the 2017 Hazel Barnes Prize winner – the most distinguished award a faculty member can receive from the university.Read more »