Professor Jonathan Van Blerkom

Dr. Jonathan Van Blerkom awarded the Robert G. Edwards Prize Paper Award by Reproductive BioMedicine Online for the best paper published in the journal in 2014

Dec. 5, 2015

Just recently in November, Dr. Jonathan Van Blerkom was awarded the Robert G. Edwards Prize Paper Award by Reproductive BioMedicine Online for the best paper published in the journal in 2014. This is an extraordinary accolade in a very competitive field. The paper entitled, “First births with a simplified culture...

Mark Winey celebrates with scholarship awardees.

The College of Arts & Sciences hosted 136 students and 38 donors in the largest scholarship event in recent years.

Nov. 20, 2015

The College of Arts & Sciences hosted 136 students and 38 donors in the largest scholarship event in recent years. Dean Leigh delivered remarks and was later joined by three student scholarship recipients who spoke about how their scholarship awards have supported and furthered their education experience at CU. We...

Chromosomes viewed scatterd and ordered.

Probing Down Syndrome with Mini Brains

Oct. 21, 2015

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) grown from the skin cells of a person with Down syndrome are helping researchers grow cerebral organoids and track protein expression in an effort to better understand the disorder on a cellular and molecular level. University of Colorado Boulder postdoc Tristan McClure-Begley and his colleagues...

Prof. Tin Tin Su

CU biotech start-up gets $1.5 million contract to develop head and neck cancer treatment

Oct. 16, 2015

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is impressed with the progress being made by a University of Colorado Boulder biotech start-up company on its quest to develop novel treatments for head and neck cancer. The federal institute has awarded the company, SuviCa Inc., a $1.5 million Phase II Small Business Innovation...

Prof. Gia Voeltz

MCDB’s Gia Voeltz is Making Her Mark

Sept. 30, 2015

MCDB Associate Professor Gia Voeltz has been recognized by Science News as one of 10 early career researchers who are “making their mark.” “Science News surveyed 30 Nobel Prize winners to learn whose work has caught their attention. From those names, Science News editors chose 10 to feature,” according to...

Kent Riemondy

A Tiny RNA Acts as a Tumor Suppressor

Aug. 18, 2015

DNA mutations occur and accumulate during an individual's lifetime. Often these changes are harmless. But some mutations‐called driver mutations‐can trigger the formation of tumors. This is often because these mutations allow the cells to grow faster than normal cells. Mutations in genes in the Ras gene family are among the...

Prof. Mark Winey

Collaborate and listen to reproduce research

July 29, 2015

Cell-biology labs often struggle to reproduce the research results of other groups. But a 15 July report suggests that many of those troubles would vanish if scientists reached out to the original experimenters. The report, released by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), includes survey results from hundreds of...

Amber Sorenson

Amber Sorenson Awarded 2015 Blumenthal Fellowship in Down Syndrome

July 16, 2015

MCDB is pleased to announce that the first Blumenthal Fellowship in Down Syndrome has been awarded to Amber Sorenson, a PhD student in Robin Dowell's lab in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB) and the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder . The Blumenthal Fellowship...

Prof. Norman Pace

Microbiologist Pace retiring after illustrious career

May 6, 2015

Norman Pace, a University of Colorado Boulder distinguished professor in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology (MCDB), is retiring after this semester. His research and teaching career has been punctuated with prestigious awards, including election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1991 and the MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Award” in 2001...

CU students at work hunting phage.

Freshman Phage Hunters Part of Huge Study on Tiny Creatures

April 29, 2015

Most scientific papers list a handful of co-authors, but in a monumental example of scientific collaboration and real-world undergraduate research education, a study appearing this week in the online journal eLIFE includes more than 2500 undergraduate authors from 81 colleges and universities around the world. Among the young researchers are...

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