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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".

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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...

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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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CU Boulder Research Labs Donate Medical Supplies to Fight COVID-19

March 23, 2020

“The BioFrontiers Institute and associated labs donated research materials and protective equipment to both the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as well as Boulder Community Health Foundation to assist in COVID-19 testing and medical care,” Melanie Parra wrote in an email. “In addition, students, postdocs and staff have...

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Kryptonite for superbugs?

Jan. 16, 2020

With antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” infecting 2 million people per year, and a dearth of new medications in the pipeline to treat them, CU Boulder researchers are taking a novel approach to addressing the looming public health crisis: They’re developing new drugs to make old drugs work better. “We believe the compounds...

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CU Boulder is one of Twelve 2020 Beckman Scholars Program Awardees

Jan. 16, 2020

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation announced today the selection of CU Boulder as one of its 2020 class of Beckman Scholars Program Awardees, U.S. colleges and universities which underscore the Foundation’s mission of supporting basic research in the chemistry and life sciences. The institutions were selected after a rigorous...

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Plant-derived compound hits cancer stem cells, leaves healthy cells alone

Jan. 9, 2020

Researchers from the laboratory of MCDB Professor Tin Tin Su have shown that SVC112, a compound based on an extract from the firecracker bush, could have potential as a therapy against head and neck cancers. Read More

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Hands-on Human iPSC Culture Workshop: Feb. 19 - Feb. 27

Jan. 8, 2020

The Stem Cell Research and Technology Resource Center is offering a hands-on, week-long human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) culture workshop from Wednesday, Feb. 19 to Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. For details and to register for the workshop, go to

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Nausica Arnault Receives Young Investigator Award for Research on Aging

Dec. 23, 2019

MCDB Assistant Professor Nausica Arnoult is one of fifteen early career scientists to receive a 2019 American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) and the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Resea r ch Grant s for Junior Faculty. The grant provides early career investigators with up to $100,000 for one to...