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Welcome to Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Julia Promisel Cooper -- 500 x 600

Julia Promisel Cooper, Chair

As biochemists and molecular geneticists, we are in the midst of an unprecedented time of discovery - our conception of the molecular biology of cells is going from the equivalent of grainy black-and-white to high-resolution technicolor. From deciphering the choreography of transcription complexes, chromosomes and RNA molecules within cells to developing novel approaches to 3D molecular structure determination to understanding how viruses hijack a cell’s machinery and alter its metabolome, the researchers in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics (BMG) are at the forefronts of their fields both conceptually and technologically.

Maximal synergy and depth of thinking require an open, vibrant research environment in which people of all backgrounds thrive. We are passionately devoted to enhancing diversity and upholding uncompromised equity and anti-racism. These principles, along with the close proximity of BMG to other outstanding basic and clinical departments as well as several hospitals, vastly enhance our opportunities for collaboration and translation of paradigm-shifting basic discoveries to the clinic and beyond.

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News Announcements

Congratulations to all recent facultypostdoc, and graduate student awardees!

Daniela Ortiz ChavezJuly 2024
Dani Ortiz Chavez (DeGregori Lab) has received the 2024 ASH Minority Hematology Graduate Award!
Aaron Johnson -- 500 x 600July 2024
Aaron Johnson received an NIH equipment supplement!
Rui ZhaoJuly 2024
Rui Zhao has received an OEDIT|SPARK award!
James DeGregori -- 500 x 600July 2024
James DeGregori has received an NIH R01 award!
Olivia RisslandJuly 2024
Olivia Rissland has received a W.M. Keck Foundation award!
Rui ZhaoJune 2024
Rui Zhao has received an NIH equipment supplement for the Biophysics Core Facility!
Katie VaethJune 2024
Katie Vaeth (Taliaferro Lab) has received an F31 fellowship!
Matt TaliaferroJune 2024
Matt Taliaferro has received an NIH MIRA renewal award!
Neel Mukherjee -- 500 x 600June 2024
Neel Mukherjee and Heide Ford have received a CLC award!
Joe NassourJune 2024
Joe Nassour has received an award from the CLC!
Rui ZhaoMay 2024
Rui Zhao and her lab were featured in an article with the UCCC!
May 2024
Francisco Asturias has received an NIH S10 award for the Cryo-EM facility!
David Bentley -- 500 x 600May 2024
David Bentley has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society, the UK’s National Academy of Sciences!
Sujatha JagannathanApril 2024
Suja Jagannathan has been  highlighted in CUAnschutz Today!
Travis NemkovApril 2024
Travis Nemkov, D’Alessandro Lab, wrote an article for The Conversation describing metabolism and recent findings from the group!
Angelo D'AlessandroFeb 2024
The D'Alessandro Lab received a new NHLBI R01 to investigate the role of ferroptosis on red blood cell aging in vivo and in vitro!
Beat Vogeli -- 500 x 600Feb 2024
The first ever comprehensive book on NMR residual dipolar couplings “Residual Dipolar Couplings: Principles and Applications”, edited by Lishan Yao and Beat Vögeli, is out now! 
Sujatha JagannathanFeb 2024
Suja Jagannathan has received an
Rui ZhaoJan 2024
Rui Zhao has received a grant from the UCCC Wings of Hope!
Jay Hesselberth -- 500 x 600Jan 2024
Jay Hesselberth has received an award from the NSF!
Hongjin ZhengJan 2024
Hongjin Zheng has received an NIH R01 award!
Jan 2024
Elan Eisenmesser
received an award from the NSF!
Cendali, FrancescaDec 2023
Francesca Cendali, D’Alessandro Lab, received the 2023 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Abstract Achievement Award recognizing trainees with highest scoring abstracts!
Charlie	MoffattDec 2023
Charlie Moffatt, Taliaferro Lab, received an F31 fellowship from the NIH!
Angelo D'AlessandroNov 2023
Angelo D’Alessandro and his lab have been highlighted in The Denver Post9News, and  CUAnschutz Today!
Neel Mukherjee -- 500 x 600Nov 2023
Neel Mukherjee received a Resource Development Pilot grant from the University of Colorado Cancer Center!
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