Leo Radzihovsky, professor of physics at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been selected as a Simons Foundation Investigator in theoretical physics.
Three of the 62 scientists from around the world elected this week as American Geophysical Union Fellows are from the University of Colorado Boulder, tying the university for the most fellows elected in 2014 with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Maine and Oregon State University in Corvallis.
Mary Allen is studying genetic-sequencing data from people with Down syndrome and their parents to understand how that extra copy of chromosome 21 puts this population at higher risk for health issues such as heart defects, thyroid conditions, leukemia, Alzheimer’s disease, and respiratory and hearing problems. Simultaneously, she works to understand why they are at lower risk for heart attack, stroke, and solid tumor cancers.
Ed Rivers, professor of English, has been nominated for an ASSETT Teaching with Technology award.
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