Martha Gillette, director of the U of I Neuroscience Program, will speak at the next Beckman Institute Director's Seminar at noon Thursday, March 7, in Room 1005. Gillette will discuss “The Clocks that Time Us: Dynamics in Brain Metabolism and Sleep." Lunch is provided.
Hailey Knox and Yayao Ma, Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows, and Krishna D.B. Anapindi, a Ph.D. student in applied statistics, will present their research at the Beckman Institute Graduate Student Seminar at noon Wednesday, March 6, in Room 1005 Beckman Institute. Lunch will be served.
Aron Barbey, the Emanuel Donchin Professorial Scholar of Psychology and associate professor of psychology, neuroscience, and bioengineering, invites all scientists to participate in a special issue of "Journal of Intelligence." The deadline for submissions is in August.
Nayoung Kim is a seventh-year Ph.D. student in educational psychology.
Martin D. Burke, a professor of chemistry, has been named a new faculty member at the Beckman Institute. He will join Beckman's Molecular Design and Engineering (MDE) Group, which is part of the Molecular Science and Engineering research theme. Burke's research interests include the synthesis and study of small molecules with protein-like functions. More information is available on his chemistry faculty page.
Two of the three University of Illinois faculty members recently selected for endowed chairs have connections to the Beckman Institute. Nancy Sottos, a professor of materials science and engineering, and Jiawei Han, a professor of computer science, were named Swanlund Endowed and Michael Aiken chairs, respectively.
Jodi A. Flaws, a professor of comparative biosciences, and graduate student Katie (Catheryne) Chiang recently conducted a study that found doses of phthalate DiNP to be disruptive to the reproductive cycles of female mice. Phthalates, also known as plasticizers, are found in many consumer goods.
Mariana Kersh, a professor of mechanical science and engineering, will speak at the next Beckman Institute Director's Seminar at noon, Thursday, Feb. 14, in Room 1005. Kersh will discuss “The Scaling of Bone Strength during Growth and Aging: Is Bigger Better?" Lunch is provided.