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A Conversation with Dr. David Fooksman: Celebrating 20 Years of Beckman Scholars

  • Friday, December 15, 2017

Then: 1998 Beckman Scholars Program Award Recipient, Carnegie Mellon University Now: Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine AMBF: Prior to college, were you curious about a career in science? DF: No. AMBF: What exposure did you have to knowing what research in a laboratory would be like? DF: I worked in research labs starting in the fall of my freshman year in undergraduate. AMBF: When you heard ab ..

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Beckman Scholar Nicole M. Carter Publishes: Transcription factor NF-κB is modulated by symbiotic status in a sea anemone model of cnidarian bleaching

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Beckman Scholar Nicole M. Carter Publishes: Transcription factor NF-κB is modulated by symbiotic status in a sea anemone model of cnidarian bleaching Learn more about what Beckman Scholar Nicole Carter has been working on at Boston University: ABSTRACT Transcription factor NF-κB plays a central role in immunity from fruit flies to humans, and NF-κB activity is altered in many human diseases. To investigate a role for NF-κB in immunity and disease on a broader evolutionary s ..

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A Conversation with Dr. JR Schmidt: Celebrating 20 Years of Beckman Scholars

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Then: 1998 Beckman Scholars Program Award Recipient, Hope College Now: Associate Professor – Chemistry Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison AMBF: Prior to college, were you curious about a career in science? JS: I certainly had a strong interest in science well before college or even high school. By high school, I was relatively confident that I wanted to pursue science as a career. My decision to move into an academic career was much later, in graduate school. ..

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Beckman Scholar Noah Vieira Publishes: A trans-bidentate bis-pyridinyl ligand with a transition metal hinge

  • Friday, November 03, 2017

Learn more about what Beckman Scholar Noah Vieira has been working on at Furman University: ABSTRACT A titanocene based metalloligand, Cp*2Ti(C22-py)2, was synthesized and coordinated to either Cu(I) or Pd(II). The metalloligand binds Cu(I) between its alkynes and Pd(II) between its pyridinyl rings, acting as a trans-bidentate ligand. In order to bind Pd(II), significant structural rearrangements were necessary, which required the flexibility of the C–Ti–C hinge on the ti ..

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Beckman Scholar Amanda Liberman Publishes Study: Circadian Clock Model Supports Molecular Link Between PER3 and Human Anxiety

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Learn more about what Beckman Scholar Amanda Liberman has been working on at Colgate University: ABSTRACT Generalized anxiety and major depression have become increasingly common in the United States, affecting 18.6 percent of the adult population. Mood disorders can be debilitating, and are often correlated with poor general health, life dissatisfaction, and the need for disability benefits due to inability to work. Recent evidence suggests that some mood disorders have a circadian  ..

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A Conversation with Dr. Terrance Kummer: Celebrating 20 Years of Beckman Scholars

  • Friday, October 13, 2017

Then: 1998 Beckman Scholars Program Award Recipient, University of Minnesota Now: Assistant Professor of Neurology – Division of Neurocritical Care, Washington University in St. Louis AMBF: Prior to college, were you curious about a career in science? TK: I have wanted a career in science since I was a child. In the earliest days, I wanted to be an astronomer. The universe fascinated me; it seemed the greatest unknown imaginable. In college I was drawn to the inner un ..

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A Conversation with Dr. Jonathan M. Spenner: Celebrating 20 Years of Beckman Scholars

  • Friday, September 15, 2017

Then: 1998 Beckman Scholars Program Award Recipient, Northwestern University Now: Registered Patent Attorney and Member, Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. in Chicago AMBF: Prior to college, were you curious about a career in science? JS: I was always very interested in science. I remember being in the second grade and dreaming of becoming a “space scientist,” of course not understanding much about science at all. In the sixth grade, I thought I wanted to design ..

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A Conversation with Dr. Margaret "Meg" L. Estapa: Celebrating 20 Years of Beckman Scholars

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Then: 1998 Beckman Scholars Program Award Recipient, Carleton College Now: Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Skidmore College AMBF: Prior to college, were you curious about a career in science? ME: Yes, I was definitely curious about a career in science as I loved my high school chemistry classes. However, as the first in my family to pursue a career in science I didn’t really know much about the paths I could take. AMBF: What exposure did you have to knowing ..

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A Conversation with Dr. Christopher Vakoc: Celebrating 20 Years of Beckman Scholars

  • Friday, July 14, 2017

Then: 1998 Beckman Scholars Program Award Recipient, Pennsylvania State University Now: Assistant Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; MD, University of Pennsylvania, 2005 PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2007 AMBF: Prior to college, were you curious about a career in science? CV: Yes. I always saw myself having a career in science or engineering, although I never imagined myself in academia. AMBF: What exposure did you have to knowing what research in a la ..

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A Conversation with Dr. Ming C. Hammond: Celebrating 20 Years of Beckman Scholars

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Meet Dr. Ming Hammond, one of the members of the inaugural class of Beckman Scholars, and read her thoughts and perspectives regarding the personal impact of the program on her undergraduate experience and resulting career. Then: 1998 Beckman Scholars Program Award Recipient, California Institute of Technology Now: Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley “The support of my research mentor and the Beckman Scholars Program ..

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