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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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University of Idaho: Beckman Scholars Hope to Make Tendon Cells Grow and Brain Disorders Scarce

  • Friday, July 06, 2018

(l-r) Mentor Peter Fuerst, Scholar LeeAnn Hold, Mentor Nathan Schiele. Photo credit: University of Idaho Originally published June 2018 at https://www.uidaho.edu/research/news/featured-research/2018/beckman-scholars. (https://www.uidaho.edu/research/news/featured-research/2018/beckman-scholars) Written by Rosemary Anderson, University Advancement Republished with permission from Jennie Hall, Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, University of Idaho Making Te ..

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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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Three Beckman Scholars Turn Student Poster Presentation into Rare Collaboration between College and Industry

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Beckman Scholars Chris AmEnde ('02), Nicholas Ball ('03) & Cristian Woroch ('18) brought together Pomona College and Pfizer to introduce a new method toward sulfonamides from sulfonyl fluorides using a calcium salt. The rare collaboration between a small liberal arts college and industry resulted in the first method to use a single set of reaction conditions for the transformation - and may highlight the sulfonyl fluoride as a useful precursor to sulfonylation reactions. ABSTRACT:  ..

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Davidson College: Drug Use and Mitochondria: Beckman Scholars’ Research Answers New Questions

  • Friday, June 01, 2018

PHOTO (l-r): Beckman Scholars Sarah Ethridge ('18) and Ummer Qureshi ('17) Article originally published 05/24/18 at https://www.davidson.edu/news/news-stories/180524-beckman-scholars-research-answers-new-questions Republished with permission from Davidson College, Patricia Massey Hoke More people will die this year from opioid abuse than from gun violence, car crashes or AIDS. "I love that the results of our work are tangible and provide hope for reduction in this  ..

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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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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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