Professor Gia Voeltz

Professor Gia Voeltz Elected to the Nation Academy of Sciences

May 15, 2023

Gia Voeltz, is recognized as a leader in the study of the endoplasmic reticulum.

Caenorhabditis elegans, a free-living transparent nematode (roundworm), about 1 mm in length used in these “worm gyms.” Credit: Shutterstock

Joyta Badra on Science Friday

April 7, 2023

Dr. Joyita Bhadra , postdoc in Professor Ding Xue's lab , presents her research on Science Friday.

"Gym-on-a-chip" with a liquid pool at the center. (Credit: Xiaoyun Ding)

New ‘gym-on-a-chip’ for worms may lead to new Parkinson’s treatments

April 7, 2023

“For the first time, we have a platform to begin screening for drugs that could, for example, replace the beneficial effects of exercise,” Xue said. “That could be really good for elderly people or others who aren’t able to exercise.”

Professor Meredith Betterton

Meredith Betterton Receives Faculty Excellence in Research Award

March 17, 2023

The Boulder Faculty Assembly has recognized Professor Meredith Betterton with their Excellence In Research, Scholarly and Creative Work award. Dr. Betterton studies the physics and biophysics of cell division. The award committee said "given the extraordinary quality of the submissions, the selection committees had to make difficult choices." The MCDB...

Collage picture featuring Prof. Michael Klymkowsky

University Libraries announces winner of Open Educator Award

March 6, 2023

Mike Klymkowsky , a molecular, cellular and developmental biology professor who saved students over $5 million in textbook costs by making his co-authored texts open access, is being honored with an Open Educator Award.

Scientists looking at soybean sprouts in sample containers.

New ‘magic beans’ produce ingredients for cancer treatments, vaccines and more

March 1, 2023

When Brian DeDecker drives past the bucolic green soybean fields en route to his childhood home in rural Illinois, his mind drifts not to the past but to the future.

Professor Corrie Detweiler

National Academy of Inventors honors CU Boulder’s Corrella Detweiler and Wei Zhang as senior members

Feb. 14, 2023

Corrella Detweiler, professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and Wei Zhang, professor of chemistry and chair of the Chemistry Department, have been named senior members of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the academy announced today .

Mircea Fotino

Mircea Fotino, director of the Boulder Lab for high voltage electron microscopy, dies at 95.

Jan. 30, 2023

Mircea Fotino, a retired professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB), passed away on January 23, 2023, dying peacefully at home in the company of his family. Mircea was born in Bucharest, Romania, in 1927, son of Scarlat Fotino and Marcella Teodorescu. He came to the USA for the...

Cute pair of prairie voles.

Zoe Donaldson expands our knowledge about love.

Jan. 19, 2023

Now out in Scientific American. Work in monogamous prairie voles at CU Boulder and other institutions is revealing the neurobiology of love and providing surprising new insights into how social bonds form, why voles get stressed when their partners are stressed, and how they console each other through touch. From...

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.