Anna McTigue

MCDB Junior Anna McTigue Garners Goldwater Scholarship

April 12, 2021

Anna McTigue, a junior MCDB and Neuroscience major, has been named one of two 2021 Barry Goldwater Scholars from CU Boulder and one of 410 Goldwater Scholars selected from across the United States. She is conducting her undergraduate research under the mentorship of MCDB Assistant Professor Zoe Donaldson. Congratulations, Anna! Read more

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Faculty innovators recognized by National Academy of Inventors

Feb. 12, 2021

Professor Tin Tin Su has been honored by the National Academy of Inventors as a Faculty Innovator and elected as a Senior Member.

Corrie Detweiler, a professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, eyes some samples in the lab.

With COVID-19 exacerbating the threat of superbugs, researchers ID new weapon

Dec. 23, 2020

In a paper published Dec. 18 in the journal PLOS Pathogens , Detweiler and her research team unveil their latest discovery—a chemical compound that works with a host’s innate immune response to push past cellular barriers that help bacteria resist antibiotics.

Packard Fellowship recipient Ed Chuong, assistant professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, works in his lab with undergraduate student Isabella Horton. Credit: Glenn Asakawa/CU Boulder

Remnants of ancient viruses could be shaping coronavirus response, says new Packard Fellow

Oct. 16, 2020

Why are some people more resilient to viruses than others? The answer has eluded scientists for centuries and, in the age of COVID-19, has come to represent one of the holy grails of biomedical research. Ed Chuong, an assistant professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology at CU Boulder, proposes...

CU Boulder researchers have developed a rapid, portable, saliva-based COVID-19 test able to return results in 45 minutes. Such a test might eventually be deployable in community settings like schools and factories, and efforts are underway to conduct further validation tests and seek regulatory approval.

New COVID-19 test returns results in 45 minutes, without nasal swab

July 31, 2020

CU Boulder researchers have developed a rapid, portable, saliva-based COVID-19 test able to return results in 45 minutes. Such a test might eventually be deployable in community settings like schools and factories, and efforts are underway to conduct further validation tests and seek regulatory approval.

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Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Corrie Detweiler

July 7, 2020

ASM is excited to announce Dr. Corrie Detweiler as the new Editor-in-Chief of Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews (MMBR). Her term as Editor-in-Chief will begin July 1, 2020.

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Postdoctoral Association of Colorado Boulder Makes Statement on Racism

June 10, 2020

Postdoctoral researchers are an important part of the University and MCDB's community. On Wednesday, June 10 PAC of Boulder Colorado announced their support of diversity, what they will do, and resources for the postdoc community to help "actively work towards creating a safe environment and equal opportunities for all postdocs".

Monogamous Prairie Voles

Neuroscientists Reach for More Branches on the Tree of Life: Diverse study species offer evolutionary insights

April 29, 2020

MCDB Assistant Professor Zoe Donaldson's research on the neurobiology of pair-bonding in monogamous prairie voles is highlighted in this feature story in BioScience. Read story

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MCDB scientists develop COVID-19 test that knows you’re sick before you do

April 10, 2020

Imagine a test that could tell you if you were infected with COVID-19 before you had a single symptom, came at an affordable price without the need to go to a doctor, and returned results in minutes. Those who tested positive could swiftly quarantine themselves, while those who tested negative...

Professor Leslie Leinwand

Leslie Leinwand Garners Outstanding Mentor Honorable Mention

April 1, 2020

Congratulations to MCDB Distinguished Professor Leslie Leinwand, who has received an Honorable Mention as a 2020 CU Boulder Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor. Professor Leinwand, who is also a Beckman Scholars Program Mentor, was nominated by MCDB student Molly Madden, who is a Beckman Scholar . Molly wrote, in part, in her...

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