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MCDB's Norm Pace Awarded 2019 Stanley Miller Medal

Jan. 22, 2019

MCDB Distinguished Professor Emeritus Norman Pace, the "father of microbial ecology," will receive the 2019 Stanley Miller Medal from the National Academy of Sciences. Pace is honored for pioneering work into the diversity of life on Earth. The award will be presented during the 156th NAS Annual Meeting on Sunday,...

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Tom Perkins Elected 2018 AAAS Fellow

Nov. 27, 2018

MCDB Professor and JILA Chair Tom Perkins in one of two CU Boulder faculty members elected to become Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Zoe Donaldson Wins 2018 Frank A. Beach Award in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

Nov. 7, 2018

Zoe Donaldson, Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Psychology and Neuroscience, has won the Frank A. Beach New Investigator Award in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. The award, presented on November 5th at the Society for Neurosciences conference in San Diego, recognizes "a new investigator who shows exceptional promise for...

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Physician scientists shed light on origins of ALS, neuromuscular disease

Nov. 2, 2018

Toxic protein assemblies, or “amyloids,” long considered to be key drivers in many neuromuscular diseases, also play a beneficial role in the development of healthy muscle tissue, CU Boulder researchers have found. “Ours is the first study to show that amyloid-like structures not only exist in healthy skeletal muscle during...

Faculty Candidate Search at BioFrontiers Institute

Oct. 22, 2018

The BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder is pleased to announce a new faculty hiring initiative in Regenerative Biology and Engineering.

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Tom Perkins wins two big Commerce Department Awards

Oct. 4, 2018

MCDB's Tom Perkins, who is also a JILA Fellow and JILA Chair, has won a U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal and The Ron Brown Excellence in Innovation Award for his groundbreaking advancements in atomic force microscopy.

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Zoe Donaldson awarded $1.5 million NIH New Innovator grant to study attachment, grief

Oct. 2, 2018

With help from a colony of 100 prairie voles and a $1.5 million High-Risk, High-Reward grant announced Tuesday by the National Institutes of Health, Donaldson hopes to shed new light on the precise neural mechanisms that allow us to form close social bonds to begin with and gradually recover—or not—when...

Corrie Detweiler has teamed up with a Boulder company to work on compounds that make old antibiotics new again. (Credit: Patrick Campbell/CU Boulder)

Battling superbugs: New compounds could make old antibiotics new

Sept. 24, 2018

With antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” now 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.

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How Skin Begins

Sept. 17, 2018

Researchers in the lab of MCDB Associate Professor Rui Yi have shed new light on the way cells in the early embryo develop into skin.

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MCDB Turns 50!

Sept. 6, 2018

A scientific A-list of more than 250 alumni and former faculty members will return to CU Boulder this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a department credited with expanding what it means to study “biology,” putting Boulder on the map as a biotech hub and opening doors to discoveries...