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Beckman Scholar Jonathan L. Messerschmidt Publishes: Sea anemone model has a single Toll-like receptor that can function in pathogen detection, NF-κB signal transduction, and development

  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Learn more about what Beckman Scholar Jonathan Messerschmidt has been working on at Boston University: ABSTRACT In organisms from insects to vertebrates, Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are primary pathogen detectors that activate downstream pathways, specifically those that direct expression of innate immune effector genes. TLRs also have roles in development in many species. The sea anemone Nematostella vectensis is a useful cnidarian model to study the origins of TLR signaling bec ..

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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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2018 Beckman Symposium T-Shirt Design Contest

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017

Calling all Current/Past Beckman Awardees & Employees: Put on your artist hat and get creative! Your 2018 Beckman Symposium T-shirt design must include the 40th Anniversary Beckman Foundation logo (shown at left, emailed by request). Submission Deadline: January 31, 2018 by 12 PM Pacific Email Designs to: Symposium@beckman-foundation.org DESIGN RULES: T-shirts can contain up to 3 colors on the front, 3 colors on the back, and 1 color on the sleeve Design s ..

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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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