May 2013 Beckman Bulletin

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The Beckman Bulletin is a monthly digest from the director of the Beckman Institute. The Bulletin is sent to all faculty and staff. Each issue will highlight the latest happenings from around the Institute.

Issue 53: May 2013

Congrats to Martina Mustroph for receiving funding from the National Institutes of Health for her project entitled “Exercise as therapeutic intervention to extinguish conditioned drug associations.”

Welcome to Rajshekhar Gannavarpu, visiting scholar working with Gabriel Popescu.


Plan on joining the Beckman graduate fellows as they present a poster session beginning at 3 pm Thursday, May 2, in the Atrium. A reception will follow.

A group from Beckman will be volunteering to help build a Habit for Humanity house for Tamika Dorris, who works in the Beckman Cafeteria. We will be volunteering on Saturday, June 15, and on Saturday, July 13. If you are interested in joining that group, please email For more information on volunteering or contributing, visit:

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me. As always, our website will continue to post in a timely manner all the important happenings in the Institute involving our faculty, fellows, and graduate and undergraduate student researchers, their accomplishments, recognitions, and feature stories on our research programs.
Art Kramer
May 1, 2013