Simon Rogers, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been named an affiliate in the Molecular Design and Engineering Group within the Molecular Science and Engineering research theme.
Qian Chen, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has joined the Molecular Design and Engineering Group at Beckman.
Shengchang Tang, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has been named an affiliate faculty member in the Molecular Design and Engineering Group within the Molecular Science and Engineering research theme.
Damien Guironnet, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has joined the Beckman Institute as an affiliate in the Molecular Design and Engineering Group within the Molecular Science and Engineering research theme.
Jodi Flaws, a professor of comparative biosciences, has joined the Beckman Institute as a member of the Cellular and Molecular Foundations of Intelligent Behavior Group within the Intelligent Systems research theme.
Dolores Albarracin, a professor of psychology and member of the Social and Emotional Dimensions of Well-being Group, led a study that found four factors lead to the retransmission of public health tweets form expert accounts on Twitter. The study created data-driven recommendations for online public health messaging.
Kaitlyn is a graduate student working in the Lyding Group.
Kai Zhang, an assistant professor in biochemistry, has joined the Beckman Institute as an affiliate in the Neurotechnology for Memory and Cognition Group within the Intelligent Systems research theme.
Dhawal Thakare, a graduate student in mechanical science and engineering and a member of Beckman's Autonomous Materials Systems Group, received third place in Research Live!, sponsored by the Graduate College, for his presentation “Self-Healing Coatings: The Future of Smart Materials.”
Dan Morrow, a professor and the head of educational psychology, will speak at the next Beckman Institute Director's Seminar at noon, Thursday, Nov. 8, in Room 1005. Morrow will discuss “Health Literacy as a Resource for Older Adults' Self-care: Implications for Technology Design.” Lunch is provided.
Cecilia Leal, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has joined the Beckman Institute as an affiliate faculty member in the Molecular Design and Engineering Group within the Molecular Science and Engineering research theme.
Noah Trebesch, a graduate research assistant in the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group; Hyukjin Jang, a Beckman Graduate Fellow in the Chemical Imaging and Structures Group; and Kelly Hewes, a graduate research assistant in the Intelligence, Learning, and Plasticity Group, will present their research at the Beckman Institute Graduate Student Seminar at noon Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Room 1005 Beckman Institute. Lunch will be served.
Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and a member of the Social and Emotional Dimensions of Well-Being Group, last year tripled the enrollment cap on the school's introduction to artificial intelligence course to 300. The extra seats, which filled within 24 hours, were opened in consideration of how many companies are now pursuing students with a background in artificial intelligence.
Jiawei Han, a professor of computer science and pioneer in the data mining field, becomes only the fourth-ever non-Japanese computer scientist to win the prestigious Funai Achievement Award—Japan's highest honor for information science. Han is a member of the Organizational Intelligence and Computational Social Science Group.
Catherine Christian, a professor of molecular and integrative physiology, and graduate student Jiang Li led a study that found that neurons regulating hormone release have different activity in mice with epilepsy, and that those differences fluctuate with the reproductive cycle. Christian is a member of the Neurotechnology for Memory and Cognition Group.
Gene Robinson, professor of entomology and member of the Intelligence, Learning, and Plasticity Group, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine "for pioneering contributions to understanding the roles of genes in social behavior." Robinson directs the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.
Nancy McElwain, a professor of human development and family studies, examines how caregiving impacts brain development and emotional well-being.
Brain Cunningham, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his group developed the TRI Analyzer, a project they describe as a "portable lab." Inspired by the "Star Trek" tricorder, their device is a 3D-printed cradle that physically attatches to a smartphone and uses the phone's internal camera as a visible-light spectrometer.
Elizabeth is a junior working in the Braun Research Group.
Beckman faculty member Rohit Bhargava, a professor of bioengineering and director of the Cancer Center at Illinois, has been named a “Researcher to Know 2018” by the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition (ISTC). Bhargava was recognized in the “Tackling Cancer” category. ISTC noted that “Instruments developed in Prof. Bhargava’s laboratory are providing new ways to characterize and define cancer.”
Rosalba Hernandez, a professor of social work, and her team found that hemodialysis patients who participated in an internet-based positive psychology program significantly improved their depressive symptoms over a period of five weeks. Hernandez suggests that positive psychology may be an effective method to help patients combat depression and cope with chronic illnesses without adding another medication to their regimen. The study was published by the journal Social Work in Health Care.
Yue Zhuo, a 2016 Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, has received the inaugural Thomas F. Deutsch Fellowship in Biomedical Optics at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School. The one-year fellowship will start later this month.