MCDB Relay Team

MCDB Researchers Raise Money for Research

July 28, 2014

Lab scientists understand more than anybody how expensive it is to conduct biomedical research. Lab scientists understand more than anybody how expensive it is to conduct biomedical research. They also know that the money they spend in the lab comes from hard-working taxpayers and generous donors. Last weekend, MCDB students,...

BioFrontiers Institute launches inaugural Sie Post-doctoral Fellowship Program

June 24, 2014

Crnic Institute‐affiliated program names Mary Allen and Alfonso Garrido‐Lecca The BioFrontiers Institute at CU has launched its inaugural Sie Post-doctoral Fellowship Program in affiliation with the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The program will fund three post‐doctoral researchers, Sie Fellows, who will focus...

BSI Poster Session

CU-Boulder receives $1.5 million award for undergraduate science education.

May 30, 2014

Biological Sciences Initiative The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded the Biological Sciences Initiative at the University of Colorado Boulder $1.5 million over five years to continue to transform science education by encouraging more real-world research experiences for undergraduates, ranging from cancer studies to screenings for new antibiotics. The new...

Dr. Mary Allen

New CU study illuminates how cancer-killing gene may actually work.

May 27, 2014

Mary Allen Postdoctoral Fellow Scientists from the University of Colorado Cancer Center and the University of Colorado Boulder used a new technology to tease out how the p53 gene‐which is responsible for recognizing damaged DNA in cells and then marking them for death‐is actually able to suppress tumors by determining...

Brooke Wittleder

MCD Biology Alum Offered Fulbright Award

May 1, 2014

Brooke Wittleder, a 2013 graduate of CU-Boulder, with degrees in MCD Biology and Spanish, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to pursue teaching, research and graduate studies abroad during the 2014-15 academic year. “The work of our students and their contributions to the global community are inspiring,” said Chancellor Philip...

Prof. Thomas Perkins

Perkins wins Arthur S. Flemming Award

April 30, 2014

Dr. Thomas Perkins, of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, and Associate Professor Adjoint of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology and JILA Fellow, has been named one of 12 recipients of the 2013 Arthur S. Flemming Award, which honors outstanding federal employees. The award recognizes Perkins “for...

Prof. Leslie Leinwand

CU Boulder biologist Leslie Leinwand elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 23, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder biologist Leslie Leinwand has been selected as a member of the 2014 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors the leading “thinkers and doers” from each generation, including scientists, scholars, writers and artists. Leinwand‐chief scientific officer for CU‐Boulder’s BioFrontiers Institute and a...

Prof. Robin Dowell

CAREER scientist thrives at the intersection of research and teaching

March 25, 2014

Most university faculty divide their time between research activities, teaching and service to their institutions, sometimes putting in hundreds of hours weekly to accomplish the job’s demands. Being able to shine in all of these areas is a rare accomplishment, especially for newer faculty. For BioFrontiers faculty member Robin Dowell,...

Jennifer Bernet

CU‐Boulder stem cell research may point to new methods of mitigating muscle loss.

Feb. 16, 2014

Jennifer D. Bernet Graduate Student - and - Brad Olwin Professor New findings on why skeletal muscle stem cells stop dividing and renewing muscle mass during aging points up a unique therapeutic opportunity for managing muscle-wasting conditions in humans, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study. According to CU-Boulder...

Michael Klymkowsky

Michael Klymkowsky and Melanie Cooper: Making Socratic Systems Deeply Digital

Dec. 17, 2012

Michael Klymkowsky, University of Colorado at Boulder & Melanie Cooper, Clemson University, at the Cyberlearning Research Summit on January 18, 2012