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At the College of Natural Sciences, discovery begins here. Research by our faculty pushes the boundaries of our knowledge – and improves lives. Students, from first-year undergraduates to doctoral candidates, are essential collaborators throughout the process at Colorado State. We know that great research comes from great people and great connections.

RESEARCH NEWS

Water in, clean energy and water out: DOE funds renewable hydrogen fuel research

Using sunlight to split water, or H2O, into hydrogen and oxygen represents what Justin Sambur, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University, calls “a holy grail in energy science.”

Why do salamanders have junk DNA? CSU’s Rachel Mueller wants to know

Rachel Mueller, a professor in the Department of Biology at CSU, studies salamanders and their cellular makeup. She’s found an interesting quirk in these species’ evolutionary histories – they’re full of “junk” DNA. 

CSU study finds disease-carrying tick populations expanding into Colorado

The study, funded by Bay Area Lyme Foundation, showed that American dog ticks are present in 16 counties in Colorado where they were not previously identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CSU biochemists, cancer biologists find key vulnerability in rare brain tumors

Proteins that regulate mitosis can play essential roles in determining whether cancer cells proliferate or die.

The College of Natural Sciences pays differential tuition for all graduate students on a research assistantship (GTA), teaching assistantship (GTA), or other assistantship (GSA).

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