Beckman Faculty Members Awarded CAS Professorships

Beckman faculty members Martha Gillette and Gene Robinson have been awarded Center for Advanced Study (CAS) Professorships pending approval by the Board of Trustees.

Gillette and Robinson are both members of the NeuroTech group at the Institute.

The mission of CAS, according to its Web site, is to bring together “scholars from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, encouraging and rewarding excellence in all areas of academic inquiry.”

The CAS offers University of Illinois faculty a chance to take time off to pursue research or creative projects, and the opportunity to help shape campus research programs by advising campus leaders on topics.