Mile-high dreams


The Denver area also boasts two large public universities, Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins and the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder), along with the renowned National Jewish Health hospital in downtown Denver. Karolin Luger, biochemist and molecular biologist at CSU and an internationally known X-ray crystallographer, received several faculty position offers of more money and prestige than CSU, which she joined in 1999. But Luger was impressed with the collegial atmosphere and scientific vision of the department — and those mountains reminded her of the Austrian Alps where she grew up.