Camille Goudeseune, a computer systems analyst at the Beckman Institute’s Illinois Simulator Laboratory (ISL), recently captured a panoramic photograph of the new Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) building at the University of Illinois using only an inexpensive toy quadcopter equipped with a video camera, his flying ability, and good weather.
Patty Jones, the associate director for research at the Beckman Institute, and Cathy Murphy, a Illinois chemistry professor and Beckman affiliate, are two women with a lot in common: identical twins, first generation college students, Ph.D. scientists in their respective fields, and now colleagues at the Beckman Institute.
As a 2014 Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow, Gillian Hamilton is investigating behavioral interventions that may alleviate symptoms of fetal alcohol exposure.
With the Carle Foundation Hospital–Beckman Institute Fellowship, Rachael Rubin is planning to build a traumatic brain injury (TBI) patient registry and combine the clinical expertise of Carle with the research expertise of the Beckman Institute to further investigate TBIs.
Maria A. Bautista, a microbiology graduate student, studies archaea and their viruses, and tries to find connections between the two in order to explain their evolutionary histories.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary at the Beckman Institute, this issue of Synergy showcases several photos from the archives, along with long-time faculty and staff. It also highlights Patty Jones and Cathy Murphy, identical twin sisters who work at the Beckman Institute. Two new Postdoctoral Fellows discuss plans to research issues related to the brain. Camille Goudeseune, of Beckman's Illinois Simulator Lab, shares his techniques for capturing panoramic images with a toy helicopter. Finally, Maria Bautista offers a glimpse into the world of archaea and their viruses, thanks to the imaging capabilities available in the Microscopy Suite.