Bioengineering professor Dipanjan Pan, graduate student Fatemeh Ostadhossein, and colleagues at Illinois developed a new drug candidate that targets a receptor inside sarcoma cancer cells. The new compound shrank tumors and hampered their ability to spread in mice and pigs, according to the study.
Andrew Suarez, a professor of animal biology and entomology, and his colleagues studied the speed and mechanical characteristics of the Dracula ant. These ants have the fastest known moving animal appendages, snapping shut at speeds of up to 90 meters per second. Suarez is a member of Beckman's Selective Theranostic Agents and Systems for Multiscale Photoacoustic Imaging Group.
Jaena Park, a doctoral candidate in Professor Stephen Boppart’s Biophotonics Imaging Lab, was awarded a prestigious scholarship from the ASAN Foundation in Korea.
Rashid Bashir, Dean of the University of Illinois College of Engineering and Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering, has been named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow. Bashir is a member of the Molecular Design and Engineering Group at the Beckman Institute.
National Institutes of Health provides $3 million grant to fund chemical neural development.
Jeff Moore, a professor of chemistry, discusses how many manufactured goods of the future will include vascular networks that make them more adaptable, functional, and longer-lasting.
Ying Diao, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, a Dow Chemical Company Faculty Scholar, and member of Beckman's Autonomous Materials Systems Group, has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her research proposal, “Multiscale Assembly of Conjugated Polymers at Dynamic Reconfigurable Interfaces.”
Nine faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. Those with Beckman appointments: Thomas Huang, professor of electrical and computer engineering (engineering); Prashant Jain, professor of chemistry (cross-field); Catherine Murphy, professor of chemistry (cross-field); Yi Lu, professor of chemistry (chemistry); and Shuming Nie, a professor of bioengineering ((plant and animal science). The list recognizes “leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world,” according to Clarivate Analytics. It is based on an analysis of journal article publication and citation data, an objective measure of a researcher’s influence, from 2005-17.
Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Junlong Geng, whose Ph.D. is in chemical and biomolecular engineering, will speak at the next Beckman Institute Director's Seminar at noon, Thursday, Dec. 6, in Room 1005. Geng will discuss “Imaging and Mapping Crown-Like Structures in Intact Adipose Tissues.” Lunch is provided.
The Beckman Institute is part of the next ESCO project at the University of Illinois, which will focus on lab upgrades.
An international research collaboration has developed a noninvasive multimodal nanoparticle-based imaging agent that can assess the receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE), which also could help with earlier cancer diagnosis or advanced targeted therapy.
Narayana Aluru, a professor of mechanical science and engineering and a member of the Computational Molecular Science Group, was among four Illinois faculty members to have been elected 2018 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This lifetime honor will be presented at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Evan Center, Beckman Institute Graduate Fellow in the Mechanisms of Cognitive Control Group; Huiying Liu, graduate research assistant in the Autonomous Materials Systems Group; and Zhenglin Yang, a member of the Integrated Imaging theme, will present their research at the Beckman Institute Graduate Student Seminar at noon Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Room 1005 Beckman Institute. Lunch will be served.
Issam Moussa, a clinical professor of medicine at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine who also is medical director of Carle’s Heart and Vascular Institute, has accepted an appointment at the Beckman Institute as an affiliate faculty member. Moussa will be a member of the Multimodal Vascular Imaging working group in the Integrative Imaging theme.
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