Meet a researcher
"Working at the Beckman has motivated me to take on more ambitious and bold research endeavors, and has moved me from the question of whether I (my lab) can accomplish them to whether we (the Beckman team) can do it."
-Sepideh Sadaghiani, psychology
How to MRI your dragon
Bearded dragons are America's No. 1 companion lizard. In this Emmy-nominated short video, Dr. Krista Keller and "B" the bearded dragon discuss why they are creating an MRI brain atlas for these amazing reptiles. Keller is an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. "B" is a bearded dragon with swag.
Changing the culture of science
21st Century Scientists
This Beckman initiative is working to improve inclusion and diversity, create incentives for engagement, and innovate scientific training.
Inclusive Lab Leaders
21st Century Scientists leads this training initiative, which puts on regular workshops for both student researchers and their leaders.
Teenage girls’ self-worth: how exclusion and bullying take a toll
Karen Rudolph and Haley Skymba of the Family Studies Lab discuss how adolescent girls can be particularly impacted by peer adversity. Rudolph is a professor of psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Skymba is a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology at Illinois.
Meet a researcher
"Always ask questions. Don’t be afraid of looking silly or that you’re asking a “dumb” question — there’s no such thing. Just keep practicing and as your skills grow, your confidence will too."
-Elizabeth Bello, a student researcher in entomology
Become a Beckman researcher
Need resources for your research?
We provide state-of-the-art facilities for faculty members, staff, and students.
Biomedical Imaging Center
BIC is a state-of-the-art imaging facility that develops and applies cutting-edge techniques using magnetic resonance and molecular imaging tools.
Staff members employ advanced MRI, optical imaging, EEG, PET, SPECT, CT, fluorescence, and bioluminescence techniques to address questions about structure and function of systems across a variety of disciplines.
Imaging Technology Group
ITG is home to Beckman's Microscopy Suite and its Visualization Lab.
Hundreds of researchers from the Beckman Institute and nearly every department on campus use its state-of-the-art microscopy, spectroscopy, image processing, and rendering capabilities.