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.

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.

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...