CU-Boulder renames bioscience building in honor of Larry Gold

2/1/2013

 

On February 1, 2012, the University of Colorado Boulder renamed its MCDB (Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology) building the “Gold Bioscience Building” in honor of SomaLogic CEO and Chairman Larry Gold.

Gold has taught at CU-Boulder since 1970, and served as chair of the MCDB department from 1988 to 1992, laying the groundwork for the building that now bears his name, which opened in 1995. He has also launched several successful biotech companies, and received numerous awards for his teaching and his research (full bio here).

“I would like this building to be a place in which great science is done by great faculty with great students and post-docs and others,” Gold said at the renaming ceremony. “I suggest that in this building, named after me today as a beautiful gift, you must ask yourselves ‘why am I doing this and what benefit will people gain from my work.’”