Beckman Institute researcher Al Feng and colleague Peter Nairns of UCLA contributed a review article to the Journal of Comparative Physiology detailing their groundbreaking discovery of a Chinese frog capable of ultrasonic communication.
Deana McDonagh contributes innovative industrial design principles to the interdisciplinary research mix at the Beckman Institute.
Carle Foundation Hospital and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology are pleased to announce an exciting new Fellows program that will provide a young scientist with the opportunity to spend several years conducting cancer-related translational research. The Carle Foundation Hospital - Beckman Institute Fellows Program is intended for a recent Ph.D. who will focus his or her research efforts on engineering biological materials for molecular imaging investigations of cancer.
Beckman Institute researcher John Rogers has been chosen by the Materials Research Society (MRS) as a member of its inaugural class of MRS Fellows.
The Beckman Institute Spring 2008 Graduate Student Seminar Series continues on Wednesday, February 27 at Noon in Room 1005 at the Beckman Institute. The seminar will feature the following presentations: "Inorganic Photoresist Materials for Direct Fabrication of 3D Photonic Crystals Using Phase Mask Lithography" by Matt George; "The Unstoppable Juggernaut: Electrophysiology reveals the obligatory nature of semantic access" by Sarah Laszlo; and "Exchange Energy in Triple Quantum Dots: A Variational Monte Carlo Approach" by Jihan Kim. The hour-long seminar is open to the public and a pizza lunch will be served.
Their research rivalry in was recently featured in Nature magazine, but Tuesday Klaus Schulten welcomed David Shaw to the Beckman Institute for a talk on their shared quest to perform molecular dynamics simulations at the millisecond scale.
A pilot class at Illinois called "The Chemistry and Biology of Everyday Life" gives students a voice in what they learn and engages them by focusing on their interests. The course was developed by U. of I. chemistry professor and Beckman researcher Yi Lu and Brandy Russell, now a professor at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. They hope that the class will encourage more students to continue as science majors.
Beckman Institute researcher Susan Garnsey uses cutting-edge technology to study how people understand, and sometimes misunderstand, the true meaning of the words they are hearing or reading.
Beckman Institute researcher Eric Jakobsson unveiled an innovative new computational tool called MotifNetwork at an important bioinformatics conference last fall.
A paper by Beckman Institute researchers Jean-Pierre Leburton, Klaus Schulten, Gregory Timp, Aleksei Aksimentiev, and post-doctoral researchers Maria Gracheva and Anlin Xiong, has been recognized as one of its most accessed recent articles by the journal Nanotechnology.