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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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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 into C ..

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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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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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A Conversation with Dr. JR Schmidt: Celebrating 20 Years of Beckman Scholars

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Then: 1998 Beckman Scholars Program Award Recipient, Hope College Now: Associate Professor – Chemistry Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison AMBF: Prior to college, were you curious about a career in science? JS: I certainly had a strong interest in science well before college or even high school. By high school, I was relatively confident that I wanted to pursue science as a career. My decision to move into an academic career was much later, in graduate school. ..

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