Daniel Ramirez (left) and Joe Villanueva (right)

MCDB Graduate Students Garner Service Awards

Jan. 21, 2022

The MCDB department has recognized graduate students Daniel Ramirez and Joe Villanueva for their outstanding efforts to the department and campus. Daniel Ramirez received the 2021 MCDB Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his "outstanding efforts in the service of the Department of MCDB." Joe Villanueva received the 2021 MCDB...

Sara Sawyer, Ph.D.

Is COVID-19 here to stay? MCDB's Sara Sawyer and colleagues say it is.

Nov. 10, 2021

Some viruses go extinct, while others stick around. The virus that causes COVID-19 seems likely to remain with us for the long term. Professor Sara Sawyer , postdoctoral researcher Arturo Barbachano-Guerrero and postdoctoral fellow Cody Warren share on The Conversation. Read more

Zoe Donaldson, Ph.D.

Zoe Donaldson receives Editor's Early Career Award from Neuropsychopharmacology

Nov. 10, 2021

MCDB and Psychology & Neuroscience Assistant Professor Zoe Donaldson has received the 2021 Neuropsychopharmacology Editor's Early Career Award, which recognizes the top paper from an early-career researcher, from their own independent lab, published in print in Neuropsychopharmacology during the previous year. The award-winning paper is entitled Optogenetic reactivation of prefrontal...

Professor Leslie Leinwand

Leslie Leinwand to receive American Heart Association mentorship award

Nov. 10, 2021

The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives, will present its 2021 Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award to Leslie A. Leinwand, Ph.D., of the University of Colorado Boulder. She will receive the award during the Presidential Session on Sunday, Nov. 14 at the Association’s Scientific Sessions 2021...

Bob Boswell

ODECE vice chancellor Bob Boswell to retire

Oct. 13, 2021

Provost Russell Moore today announced that Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement Robert “Bob” Boswell is retiring, effective Jan. 15, 2022, after a combined 35 years of service at CU Boulder. Boswell has held the vice chancellor role for the past 10 years and also is a faculty...

Dr. Noboru Sueoka

Dr. Noboru Sueoka, AAAS Fellow and MCDB Faculty, Dies at 92

June 22, 2021

MCDB Professor Emeritus Dr. Noboru Sueoka died on May 14, 2021. He was Professor in MCDB from 1971-1997. Dr. Sueoka received his BS from Kyoto University and his PhD from Cal Tech. He also held faculty positions at Princeton University and University of Illinois. He was a Fellow of the...

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

Professor Tin Tin Su

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...