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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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...

Zoe Donaldson

Zoe Donaldson Receives Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award

Nov. 20, 2019

Zoe Donaldson received the Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award at the recent Society for Neuroscience meeting. This award "recognizes early-career professionals who have demonstrated originality and creativity in their research and promotes successful academic transitions prior to tenure." Read More

Min Han

Min Han Named CU Distinguished Professor

Sept. 16, 2019

Congratulations to MCDB's Min Han, whom the University of Colorado Board of Regents has elevated to the rank of University of Colorado Distinguished Professor. Read More

Norm Pace

Norm Pace: Blowing the Doors Off the Microbial World

March 11, 2019

CU's Norm Pace isn't intimidated by the darkness of remote caves, or the vastness of the microbial universe. He's mastered both. The year was 1957. The place, Monroe County, Indiana. The boy, a precocious 14-year-old who had talked his way into the local caving club’s expedition to the newly discovered...