Lisa Hiura

Lisa Hiura has been awarded a DP5 Early Independence Award.

Oct. 17, 2022

Lisa Hiura has been awarded a DP5 Early Independence Award . Lisa is a postdoc in the Donaldson lab. This award will allow her to begin to build her independent research program.

Sara Sawyer

Sara Sawyer awarded the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award.

Oct. 17, 2022

Sara Sawyer has just been awarded the very competitive NIH Director’s Pioneer Award for her project titled: “Breaking the Barrier to an HIV Vaccine”.

L. Andrew Staehelin

L. Andrew Staehelin, CU Boulder Molecular Biologist, Dies at 83.

Oct. 10, 2022

Professor emeritus remembered for his ability to present vital material expertly and for his humor, intelligence and interest in people. L. Andrew Staehelin, a longstanding member of the University of Colorado Boulder Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) passed away on Sept. 28, 2022. He was 83. Andrew...

Dr. Corrie Detweiler in the lab.

How COVID spawned a surge in superbugs—and what we can do about it

Sept. 20, 2022

After years of progress in the battle against antimicrobial-resistance, so-called “superbugs” have made a concerning comeback in the age of COVID, with resistant hospital-onset infections and deaths soaring at least 15% in the first year of the pandemic alone, according to a new Centers for Disease Control report .

Picture of class participants and instructors.

CU Boulder neuroscientist will spend much of August helping European high school students learn the finer points of gene manipulation in prairie voles

Aug. 18, 2022

Recently promoted Associate Professor Zoe Donaldson along with her postdoctoral fellow, Julie Sadino, and fourth-year graduate student, Liza Brusman, have travelled to the School of Molecular and Theoretical Biology (SMTB) in Estonia for a joint teaching collaboration. They will work with ~50 international high school students to develop new ways...

Six incoming life-science scholars are, top row, from left: Angie Liu, Emily Prevost, Emily Yeo; bottom row: Hope Townsend, Joshiah Peters, Sophie Breunig.

Major gift to enhance diversity of life-science researchers

June 21, 2022

With support from the Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation, six life-science scholars gain support during their first two years of PhD work, beginning this fall Six life science scholars will embark on their PhD studies and contribute their unique cultural experiences to the University of Colorado Boulder campus this fall...


Announcing the Laura Pollock Endowed Scholarship

May 26, 2022

The Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology is pleased to announce the establishment of the Laura Pollock Endowed Scholarship, which will award one $4000 scholarship annually to an undergraduate enrolled in MCDB. Preference will be given to students with financial need and to students pursuing a dual-major in the...

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13th Annual GoldLab Symposium

May 9, 2022

The GoldLab Foundation annually hosts a symposium to explore in depth one area of biological research. This year, the symposium will be May 19 th & 20 th , 9am-5pm each day. We’re livestreaming so anyone can attend. It’s free, as always. Agenda Registration

2022 Signaling and Cellular Regulation Symposium

April 25, 2022

May 9 from 9:00am-3:30pm at JSCBB Butcher Auditorium A115 We are glad to announce that the 15th annual SCR Symposium will be held in person in Butcher Auditorium, JSCBB, organized by students in the SCR program. Special guests are plenary speakers Gloria Brar from UC Berkeley (development, immune function, disease...

Daniel Ramirez (left) and Joe Villanueva (right)

MCDB Graduate Students Garner Service Awards

Jan. 21, 2022

The MCDB department has recognized graduate students Daniel Ramirez and Joe Villanueva for their outstanding efforts to the department and campus. Daniel Ramirez received the 2021 MCDB Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his "outstanding efforts in the service of the Department of MCDB." Joe Villanueva received the 2021 MCDB...