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...

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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...

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Is COVID-19 here to stay? MCDB's Sara Sawyer and colleagues say it is.

Nov. 10, 2021

Some viruses go extinct, while others stick around. The virus that causes COVID-19 seems likely to remain with us for the long term. Professor Sara Sawyer , postdoctoral researcher Arturo Barbachano-Guerrero and postdoctoral fellow Cody Warren share on The Conversation. Read more

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Zoe Donaldson receives Editor's Early Career Award from Neuropsychopharmacology

Nov. 10, 2021

MCDB and Psychology & Neuroscience Assistant Professor Zoe Donaldson has received the 2021 Neuropsychopharmacology Editor's Early Career Award, which recognizes the top paper from an early-career researcher, from their own independent lab, published in print in Neuropsychopharmacology during the previous year. The award-winning paper is entitled Optogenetic reactivation of prefrontal...

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Leslie Leinwand to receive American Heart Association mentorship award

Nov. 10, 2021

The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives, will present its 2021 Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award to Leslie A. Leinwand, Ph.D., of the University of Colorado Boulder. She will receive the award during the Presidential Session on Sunday, Nov. 14 at the Association’s Scientific Sessions 2021...

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ODECE vice chancellor Bob Boswell to retire

Oct. 13, 2021

Provost Russell Moore today announced that Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement Robert “Bob” Boswell is retiring, effective Jan. 15, 2022, after a combined 35 years of service at CU Boulder. Boswell has held the vice chancellor role for the past 10 years and also is a faculty...

Dr. Noboru Sueoka

Dr. Noboru Sueoka, AAAS Fellow and MCDB Faculty, Dies at 92

June 22, 2021

MCDB Professor Emeritus Dr. Noboru Sueoka died on May 14, 2021. He was Professor in MCDB from 1971-1997. Dr. Sueoka received his BS from Kyoto University and his PhD from Cal Tech. He also held faculty positions at Princeton University and University of Illinois. He was a Fellow of the...