Aditya Parameswaran, assistant professor of computer science, has been named an affiliate faculty member in the Artificial Intelligence Group in the Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction research theme.
An article in Science magazine outlines the theories that explain how animals navigate using the Earth's magnetic field. In 2000, Beckman research Klaus Schulten published a study outlining his theory that magnetic fields could influence cryptochrome reactions to create light and dark patches in the visual fields of birds.
Aron Barbey, associate professor of psychology and member of Beckman's Cognitive Neuroscience Group, led a study that linked specific brain markers to specific intellectual capabilities. Erick Paul, a postdoctoral researcher, and Ryan Larsen, a research scientist in Beckman's Biomedical Imaging Center, contributed to the study, which begins to clarify how brain structure and chemistry give rise to specific aspects of “fluid intelligence,” the ability to adapt to new situations and solve problems one has never encountered before.
Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow Tomasz Wrobel examines the chemical changes in tissues in order to predict the recurrence of prostate cancer.
Kyle Smith, assistant professor of mechanical science and engineering, has joined the Beckman Institute as an affiliate in the Autonomous Materials Systems Group within the Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures research theme.
Liang Gao, assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering, has joined the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group as a full-time faculty member.
Maxwell Robb, a Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, recently won the 2016 Henkel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry from the American Chemical Society.
Not all MRI scans are the same! Thanks to funding from the Beckman Foundation and the University of Illinois, the Biomedical Imaging Center at Beckman can provide higher spatial resolution, reduced scanning time, and improved images. A timelapse video shows how the equipment was upgraded.
Randy Ewoldt, assistant professor of mechanical science and engineering, has been named an affiliate in the Beckman Institute's Autonomous Materials Systems Group within the Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures research theme.
An article in The New Yorker discusses the theory of Klaus Schulten, from Beckman's Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, regarding cyrptochromes, a class of proteins that respond to blue light and could be responsible for how birds and other animals navigate.
Hayden Noel, assistant professor in business administration, has been named an affiliate in Beckman's Human Perception and Performance Group within the Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction research theme.