Meet a researcher
“I study bioinspired designs and materials, which is how we as humans can use adaptations found in the natural world to create new and innovative technologies.... I think my best piece of advice would be to always ask questions.... Just keep practicing and as your skills grow, your confidence will too."
-Elizabeth Bello, entomology graduate student
Sixty second science: Mariana Kersh
Mariana Kersh, a researcher at the Beckman Institute and an associate professor of mechanical science and engineering, presents her research in sixty seconds.
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.
Giving back: student researcher, veterans work together to study brain health
To honor Veterans Day 2021, student researcher Elizabeth Spurlock reflects on her experience investigating brain health issues in populations who have served in collaboration with the Beckman Institute and the Chez Veterans Center.
Meet a researcher
"By using the physics of MRI, we can see more than just the parts of the brain. It's a look at how they dynamically communicate with each other. The fun part of my job is to figure out how to get that information out of the imaging data."
-Brad Sutton, professor of bioengineering
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.