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Beckman Scholar Jared Balik Publishes: High interspecific variation in nutrient excretion within a guild of closely related caddisfly species

  • Friday, May 25, 2018

Learn more about what Beckman Scholar Jared Balik (Allegheny College '14) has been working on: ABSTRACT: Understanding the amount of variation in functional traits between closely related species within guilds is critical for understanding links between community composition and ecosystem processes. Nutrient excretion is an important link between animals and their environments, and aquatic invertebrate communities can supply a considerable proportion of ecosystem nutrient deman ..

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#AMBF40years: A Conversation with Dr. Chad Mirkin

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Then: 1992 Beckman Young Investigator Award Recipient, Northwestern University Now: Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, and Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University AMBF: When you heard about the Beckman Young Investigator opportunity, what inspired you to apply? ..

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Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow Anna Simon, PhD, publishes: Exploiting the conformational-selection mechanism to control the kinetics of a "smart" DNA hydrogel

  • Friday, April 27, 2018

Learn more about what 2017 AOB Postdoc Anna Simon (University of Texas Austin) has been working on: ABSTRACT The sequence-specific hybridization and molecular recognition properties of DNA support the construction of stimulus-responsive hydrogels with precisely controlled crosslink geometry. Here we show that, as predicted by the conformational selection mechanism, the response kinetics of such a hydrogel can be tuned over orders of magnitude by modulating the thermodynami ..

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#AMBF40years: A Conversation with Professor Douglas Koshland

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Then: 1991 Beckman Young Investigator Award Recipient, Carnegie Institution for Science Now: Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Berkeley AMBF: When you heard about the Beckman Young Investigator opportunity, what inspired you to apply? DK: The idea to have funding that would give me the freedom to pursue a high risk-high gain project. AMBF: What was your research focused on? What were the results? DK: We developed a cytological  ..

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

  • Thursday, March 15, 2018

Then: 2003 Beckman Scholars Program Award Recipient, University of Delaware Now: Principal Scientist, Chemical Biology and PET Synthesis Lead, Internal Medicine and Medicinal Chemistry, Pfizer, Inc. AMBF: Prior to college, were you curious about a career in science? CAE: Yes, I have always been interested in how things work and would constantly be taking things apart. I was also curious about all things biology and animal related and initially considered pursuing a career as a  ..

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Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow Elena Schroeter, PhD, publishes: A Comparison of Common Mass Spectrometry Approaches for Paleoproteomics

  • Thursday, February 15, 2018

Learn more about what 2017 AOB Postdoc Elena Schroeter (North Carolina State University) has been working on: ABSTRACT The last two decades have seen a broad diversity of methods used to identify and/or characterize proteins in the archeological and paleontological record. Of these, mass spectrometry has opened an unprecedented window into the proteomes of the past, providing protein sequence data from long extinct animals as well as historical and prehistorical artifacts. Thus ..

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A Conversation with Dr. April Agee Carroll: Celebrating 20 Years of Beckman Scholars

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Then: 1999 Beckman Scholars Program Award Recipient, California State University, Fullerton Now: Vice President of Research and Development for AeroFarms® AMBF: Prior to college, were you curious about a career in science? AC: I always enjoyed science and had a natural curiosity, but never considered a career in research until the Beckman Scholars program. I never expected to find my calling in conducting research, but as soon as I joined a lab and became a part of the res ..

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Beckman Foundation Announces 2018 Beckman Scholars Program Awardees

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Twelve Institutions to Receive $1.5 million in Science Funding for Undergraduate Researchers The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation (http://www.beckman-foundation.org/about/the-arnold-and-mabel-beckman-foundation) announced today the selection of its 2018 class of Beckman Scholars Program Awardees, U.S. colleges and universities which underscore the Foundation’s mission of supporting basic research in the chemistry and life sciences. The institutions were selected after a ri ..

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Beckman Scholar Julia Nelson Publishes: Linked cycles of oxidative decarboxylation of glyoxylate as protometabolic analogs of the citric acid cycle

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Learn more about what Beckman Scholar Julia Nelson (Furman University '15) has been working on: ABSTRACT The development of metabolic approaches towards understanding the origins of life, which have focused mainly on the citric acid (TCA) cycle, have languished—primarily due to a lack of experimentally demonstrable and sustainable cycle(s) of reactions. We show here the existence of a protometabolic analog of the TCA involving two linked cycles, which convert glyoxylate  ..

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A Conversation with Dr. Leana Wen: Celebrating 20 Years of Beckman Scholars

  • Friday, January 12, 2018

Then: 1998 Beckman Scholars Program Award Recipient, California State University, Los Angeles Now: Health Commissioner for the City of Baltimore AMBF: Prior to college, were you curious about a career in science? LW: I wanted to enter medicine, but did not know about a career in science. AMBF: What exposure did you have to knowing what research in a laboratory would be like? LW: Very little. AMBF: When you heard about the Beckman Scholar opportunity, what ..

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