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04-Aug-2015

The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows program:

The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Award program is intended to support postdoctoral scholars who are judged to have the highest potential for success in an independent academic career in chemistry and the life sciences, and who will become the next generation of leaders and innovators in science, engineering, and technology.

Congratulations to the 2015 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows


Matt Akamatsu, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Actin-generated forces during mammalian clathrin-mediated endocytosis

Marco A. Allodi, Ph.D.
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Beau Alward, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Identifying molecular mechanisms that regulate social status

Kumar Ashtekar, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Development of novel platforms towards expanding the druggable kinome

Anthony Barley, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Assessing Model Plausibility and Reliability of Inference in the Quantification of Biodiversity

Stephanie Barros, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Covalent Targeting of Protein-Protein Interactions

Liela Bayeh, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Development of a Catalytic Asymmetric Formal Hydration of Olefins to Access Enantioenriched Aliphatic Alcohols

Beatriz Bernabe, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Dynamic Evolution of the Human Microbiome in Perinatal Depressed Mothers

Lukasz Bugaj, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Interrogating How Oncogenic Ras/Erk Mutations Alter Cell Sensitivity to Dynamic Stimulation Using Optogenetic Profiling

Huanhuan Chen, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Identify Synthetic Lethality Targeting APC - or KRAS - Mutations in Organotypic Human Colorectal Cancer Models

Jackson Cone, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Probing Perceptual Decoding With Targeted Two-Photon Stimulation

Katherine Davis, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Directing Metalloenzyme Movies

Alexandra Dickinson, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Characterizing gene regulatory network dynamics controlling asymmetric cell division

Furqan Fazal, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Landscape of RNA structure in mammalian cells

Sheri Floge, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Quantifying the marine viral shunt: carbon flow across trophic levels

Joseph Fournier, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Building a Molecular Description of Water Solubility of Environmentally Important Molecular Ions

Ariel Furst, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Multipurpose disposable sensor for the electrochemical detection of small molecule toxins

Brian Gold, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Design and Synthesis of Small Molecules for Mechanism-Based Inactivation of Ribonuclease

Kelley Healey, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Elucidating multi-drug resistance in fungal pathogens

Jesse Isaacman-Beck, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Molecular mechanisms that govern neural circuit stability

Matthew Jones, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Dynamic Materials Synthesis through Optically-Driven Nanoparticle Assembly

Abigail Knight, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Developing Biomimetic Antibiotics via Siderophore Inspired Self-Assembling Polymers (SInAPs)

Cory Knoot, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Blue-green engineering: a sustainable biosynthetic production system for cyanobacterial natural products

Michael Lambrecht, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Preclinical Development of a Small-Molecule for Resistant Multiple Myeloma

Nina Lany, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Improving Predictions of Climate Change Effects on Ecological Communities with Ecological Complexity

Vivian Lee, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Glioblastoma-endothelial interaction in 3D bio-printed tumor vasculature tissue

Nathan Lord, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Mechanisms of Morphogen Gradient Interpretation

Francisco Luongo, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Dissecting the neural circuit mechanisms underlying object segmentation

Danielle Mai, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Nucleoporin-based materials for rapid and selective removal of biological toxins

Devin Matthews, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Efficient Implementations and Interfaces for Tensor Operations in Quantum Chemistry

Luis Mejia, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Striatum-projecting orbitofrontal neuron subpopulations in the expression of repetitive compulsive behaviors in mice

Aaron Mertz, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Genetic and Mechanical Crosstalk in Skin Barrier Formation

Timothy Montgomery, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Development and Application of Kinetically E-Selective Olefin Metathesis Catalysts

Emma Morrison, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Multivalent readout of histone PTMs in chromatin regulation by BPTF: a structural and dynamic perspective

Kira Mosher, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Dissecting cell signaling networks that regulate adult neural stem cell functions

Anthony Mustoe, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Genome-scale analysis of RNA structural dynamics

Freddy Nguyen, MD., Ph.D.
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Research Title: Development of nanosensors for in-vivo monitoring of cancer therapeutics

Mathew O'Reilly, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Development of Chemical Tools for the Modulation of Quorum Sensing in Gram-Negative Bacteria

Allie Obermeyer, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Engineering Protein Coacervates for Drug Delivery

Andrew Olive, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Dissecting the Mechanisms of Host Resistance and Tolerance during Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection

Shane Parker, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Quantum chemistry tools for photocatalyst design

Michael Priest, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Chemogenetic voltage-sensitive imaging

Jeffrey Rudolf, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Engineering Structural Diversity into the Platensimycin and Platencin Natural Products

Eve Schneider, Ph.D.
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Research Title: The Molecular Basis of Mechanotransduction in Vertebrate Glabrous Skin

Elena Schroeter, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Flesh from stone: Characterizing bone proteins preserved in the fossils of Tyrannosaurus rex

Tal Sharf, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Lab-on-a-chip platform to measure and probe constrained neural networks at the mesoscale

Massa Shoura, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Circul-omics: Unbiased Characterization of Endogenous Circular DNA Repertoire, Function, and Clinical Applications

Anna Simon, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Retroelement-based continuous evolution of peptide antibiotics

Joel Smith, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Electrochemical Polyene Cyclization Through Anodic Oxidation

Noelle Stiles, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Retinal Prosthesis Neural Imaging: Understanding the Impact of Vision Restoration on the Blind Brain

Eric Strobel, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Molecular decisions on the move: Making movies of RNA switches using big data

Benjamin Toscano, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Forecasting Regime Shifts in Ecological Communities: Experimental Evaluation of Early Warning Signals

Julianne Troiano, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Structural Dynamics of Microbial Recognition by Toll-like Receptors

Andrew Varble, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Identification of CRISPR-Cas9 inhibitors from metagenomic libraries

Qingqing Wang, Ph.D.
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Research Title: the role of U1 snRVP in regulating cancer-specific global pre-mRNA splicing and polyadenylation

Corey Westfall, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Living Large: Connecting Nutrients, Metabolism, and Cell Size

William Wolf, Ph.D.
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Andrew Woodham, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Novel Immunotherapies in Pancreatic Cancer

Brady Worrell, Ph.D.
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Research Title: The Sequence Controlled Polymerization of Nucleic Acids

Dianne Xiao, Ph.D.
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Research Title: Elucidating Structure-Activity Relationships in Defect-Rich Cu Electrocatalysts for Renewable Fuel Production