Richard Powers weaves neuroscience and nature in his new book, The Echo Maker, to explore the stories of what makes us who we are.
The Beckman Institute and researchers like Michael Insana are leading the way in the growing field of bioimaging.
The Fall 2006 issue of Beckman's online newsletter, Synergy, features a Q&A with Richard Powers, the critically acclaimed author of The Echo Maker. Powers, a member of the Beckman Institute's Cognitive Neuroscience group, recently won the National Book of the Year Award for Fiction. Also featured in this issue of Synergy: a research spotlight on bioimaging; a story on Beckman alumnus Mark Hersam; and a faculty profile of Richard Sproat.
Before being honored as one of the top young scientists in the country, Mark Hersam gained some vital experience during his time at Beckman.
The ability to continue the interdisciplinary approach he enjoyed at Bell Labs was one reason Richard Sproat joined the Beckman Institute.