William B. Wood, Distinguished Professor Emeritus

William B. Wood, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, passes away at 86

May 9, 2024

William Barry Wood III, Ph.D., who was a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in MCDB, passed away at the age of 86 on May 9 in Boulder . In 1972, following important discoveries early in his career, Wood at age 34 became one of the youngest researchers ever elected to the National...

Woman studying alone.

Biological changes in brain may help in getting over an ex, study finds

Jan. 17, 2024

Breaking up is hard to do, but it seems the brain may have a mechanism to help get over an ex .

Couple holding hands.

Science confirms it: Love leaves a mark on your brain

Jan. 17, 2024

“What we have found, essentially, is a biological signature of desire that helps us explain why we want to be with some people more than other people,” said senior author Zoe Donaldson, associate professor of behavioral neuroscience at CU Boulder.

nausica Arnoult showing award.

Nausica Arnoult Awarded in Lab Venture Challenge

Dec. 1, 2023

Professor Nausica Arnoult was awarded the Lab Venture Challenge, which will provide her lab support for the development of a new drug to target breast and ovarian cancers.

CU Boulder researcher Jesse Kurland studied genetics and aging to earn his PhD in June.

Bad news for Boomers: There’s no magic cure for aging

Aug. 1, 2023

CU Boulder researcher Jesse Kurland shows in new study that aging is a complex process affecting genetic networks, and altering one gene won’t stop it

Congratulations Edward Chuong

Edward Chuong Ph.D. Wins 2023 ICIS-Regeneron Award

June 14, 2023

The ICIS-Regeneron New Investigator award (formerly Milstein Young Investigator Award) is granted to new investigators who have made notable contributions to basic or clinical research in the area of cytokine biology.

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...