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Beckman Young Investigator Chang Liu Published in Cell

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018

New paper by 2015 Beckman Young Investigator Chang Liu at UC-Irvine on accelerated and simplified directed evolution by building parallel genetic pathways into live cells so the cells themselves drive the evolutionary mutations. Demonstrates rapid and reproducible evolutionary landscapes. READ MORE: UCI News: https://news.uci.edu/2018/11/08/uci-scientists-simplify-and-accelerate-directed-evolution-bioengineering-method/?fbclid=IwAROCVrRYXu45tv8Mcijq5ncerSUsJCWzVbx7uc28YTyyu9d ..

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Beckman Young Investigator Dr. Xiaowei Zhuang Receives 2019 Breakthrough Prize

  • Friday, November 02, 2018

Congratulations to 2003 Beckman Young Investigator Dr. Xiaowei Zhuang from Harvard University on receiving the 2019 Breakthrough Prize from Howard Hughes Medical Institute! READ MORE: https://breakthroughprize.org/News/47 ..

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Four Beckman Young Investigators Receive 2018 NIH Director's New Innovator Awards

  • Thursday, October 04, 2018

Congratulations to four of our Beckman Young Investigators for receiving the 2018 NIH Director's New Innovator Award! Alistair Boettiger, Ph.D. (2018 BYI) Yiyang Gong, Ph.D. (2016 BYI) Sabrina Spencer, Ph.D. (2016 BYI) Ke Xu, Ph.D. (2016 BYI)READ MORE: https://commonfund.nih.gov/newinnovator/AwardRecipients ..

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#AMBF40years: A Conversation with Professor Jeffrey Field

  • Friday, July 13, 2018

Then: 1993 Beckman Young Investigator Award Recipient, University of Pennsylvania Now: Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine AMBF: When you heard about the Beckman Young Investigator opportunity, what inspired you to apply? JF: It was my first year as an independent scientist and I had no funding, so I was applying for anything that crossed my desk. AMBF: What was your research focused on? What were the results?  ..

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2015 BYI Kang-Kuen Ni Receives DOE Early Career Award

  • Thursday, July 05, 2018

Congratulations to 2015 Beckman Young Investigator Kang-Kuen Ni (Harvard University) on her 2018 DOE Early Career Award! Her research titled, "State-to-State Molecular Reactions in the Ultracold Regime" will be supported by the Department of Energy for the next five years. LEARN MORE: https://science.energy.gov/early-career ..

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#AMBF40years: A Conversation with Professor David W. Piston

  • Friday, June 15, 2018

Then: 1993 Beckman Young Investigator Award Recipient, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Now: Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Professor and Head, Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis AMBF: When you heard about the Beckman Young Investigator opportunity, what inspired you to apply? DP: During my post-doc the lab had invented a new microscopy approach based on two-photon excitation, and I was working on developing it for biological ex ..

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Beckman Young Investigator Dr. Prashant Jain Publishes: Harvesting multiple electron–hole pairs generated through plasmonic excitation of Au nanoparticles

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018

Learn more about what Beckman Young Investigator Dr. Prashant Jain (UIUC '14) has been working on: ABSTRACT: Multi-electron redox reactions, although central to artificial photosynthesis, are kinetically sluggish. Amidst the search for synthetic catalysts for such processes, plasmonic nanoparticles have been found to catalyse multi-electron reduction of CO2 under visible light. This example motivates the need for a general, insight-driven framework for plasmonic catalysis of such mu ..

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Beckman Young Investigator Dr. Kang-Kuen Ni on the Cover of Science: Building one molecule from a reservoir of two atoms

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Learn more about what Beckman Young Investigator Dr. Kang-Kuen Ni (Harvard University ’15) has been working on: ABSTRACT: Chemical reactions typically proceed via stochastic encounters between reactants. Going beyond this paradigm, we combined exactly two atoms in a single, controlled reaction. The experimental apparatus traps two individual laser-cooled atoms [one sodium (Na) and one cesium (Cs)] in separate optical tweezers and then merges them into one optical dipole trap. S ..

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Congratulations to our 2018 Beckman Young Investigators!

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Since 1990, the Beckman Young Investigator program has given 360 awards totaling more than $98 million. The program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation is pleased to welcome 10 new BYIs for 2018: Dmitriy Ar ..

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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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