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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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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 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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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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