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AUG 6 - 8 2020

2020 Beckman Symposium

The Beckman Symposium is a three-day event where Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation program awardees present their newest research findings as poster or oral presentations. Attendees are given opportunities to network, learn about a broad range of research topics from their peers, and discuss career tips with invited experts from academia, industry, and medicine.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, this year’s event is being presented in a virtual space. The agenda for our first-ever virtual Symposium has been carefully composed to feature a combination of live webinars and pre-recorded content that showcases our Beckman Young Investigators, Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows, Beckman Scholars and Cryo-EM Instrumentation Grantees, along with a research poster hall, program booths, Q+A chats and networking lounge. (And don’t forget to explore every aspect of the event to accumulate points for a chance to win prizes.)

The newest additions to our Beckman Symposium guest list represent local high school science students from the CubeSat program and the inaugural year awardees and mentors of our Orange County Beckman Legacy Program. To all attendees: This space was developed to promote sharing of scientific knowledge and to foster collaboration. As a friendly reminder: The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for Symposium guests. All participants are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct when spending time online with other Foundation awardees, colleagues in your field, distinguished scientists from across the United States, and other guests of the Foundation. The guidelines are intended to ensure that all participants have a pleasant and productive virtual event, free from disruptions.

We hope you enjoy the 2020 Beckman Symposium!

  • To see a slideshow video recap of last year’s Symposium, see video below.
  • Follow us on social media using these handles and event hashtag:
    • Twitter: @beckmanfnd
    • Facebook and Instagram: @beckmanfoundation
    • LinkedIn: @arnold-and-mabel-beckman-foundation
    • #BeckmanSymposium

 

 


Speakers
  • Marco Allodi, PhD

    Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kumar Ashtekar, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jesse Isaacman-Beck, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jonathon Bower

    Student
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Gabriela Schlau-Cohen, PhD

    Associate Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institution of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sarina Doshi

    Student
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Carmen Drahl, PhD

    Freelance Science Journalist
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Christopher am Ende, PhD

    Associate Research Fellow, Pfizer, Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Yiyang Gong, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Neurobiology, Duke University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ming Chen Hammond, PhD

    Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Utah
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jennifer M. Heemstra, PhD

    Associate Professor of Chemistry, Emory University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Eric Ho

    Student
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Anne Hultgren, PhD

    Executive Director, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kaylee Kim

    Student
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Terrance T. Kummer, MD, PhD

    Director of Neurotrauma ICU, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Markita Landry, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Chen Li, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Francisco Luongo, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Vennela Mannava

    Undergraduate Student, University of Chicago
    BIOGRAPHY
  • William H. May

    Chairman of the Board of Directors, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bri McWhorter, MFA

    Founder & CEO of Activate of Captivate
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Silas Miller

    Undergraduate Research Assistant, Whitman College
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jeffrey S. Moore, PhD

    Beckman Institute Director, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Stanley O. Ikenberry Endowed Chair, Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering, HHMI Professor
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mike Morrison

    User Experience Designer, Graduate Student, Michigan State University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kira Mosher, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Freddy Nguyen, MD, PhD

    Pathology Resident, Mount Sinai Hospital, Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Co-Director of MIT COVID-19 Challenge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Zachary Pincus, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Departments of Biology and Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Liela Romero, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Baylor University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Massa Shoura, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Shameema Sikder, MD

    Director of the Center of Excellence for Ophthalmic Surgical Education and Training, Johns Hopkins Hospital Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lois Smith, MD, PhD

    Clinican Scientist Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sabrina Spencer, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Eric Strobel, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Michaela TerAvest, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michigan State University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kirk Wangensteen, MD, PhD

    Physician, Penn Medicine, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine in Genetics, University of Pennsylvania
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Catherine Weibel

    Undergraduate Student, University of Arizona
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jing-Ke Weng, PhD

    Associate Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Shoshana Williams

    Graduate Student, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Weiwei Xie, PhD

    Professor of Chemistry, Louisiana State University/Rutgers University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ke Xu, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Xiaoji Xu, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Lehigh University
    BIOGRAPHY

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Speakers

  • Marco Allodi, PhD
    Marco Allodi, PhD
    Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kumar Ashtekar, PhD
    Kumar Ashtekar, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jesse Isaacman-Beck, PhD
    Jesse Isaacman-Beck, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jonathon Bower
    Jonathon Bower
    Student
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Gabriela Schlau-Cohen, PhD
    Gabriela Schlau-Cohen, PhD
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institution of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sarina Doshi
    Sarina Doshi
    Student
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Carmen Drahl, PhD
    Carmen Drahl, PhD
    Freelance Science Journalist
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Christopher am Ende, PhD
    Christopher am Ende, PhD
    Associate Research Fellow, Pfizer, Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Yiyang Gong, PhD
    Yiyang Gong, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Neurobiology, Duke University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ming Chen Hammond, PhD
    Ming Chen Hammond, PhD
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Utah
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jennifer M. Heemstra, PhD
    Jennifer M. Heemstra, PhD
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, Emory University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Eric Ho
    Eric Ho
    Student
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Anne Hultgren, PhD
    Anne Hultgren, PhD
    Executive Director, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kaylee Kim
    Kaylee Kim
    Student
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Terrance T. Kummer, MD, PhD
    Terrance T. Kummer, MD, PhD
    Director of Neurotrauma ICU, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Markita Landry, PhD
    Markita Landry, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Chen Li, PhD
    Chen Li, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Francisco Luongo, PhD
    Francisco Luongo, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Vennela Mannava
    Vennela Mannava
    Undergraduate Student, University of Chicago
    BIOGRAPHY
  • William H. May
    William H. May
    Chairman of the Board of Directors, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bri McWhorter, MFA
    Bri McWhorter, MFA
    Founder & CEO of Activate of Captivate
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Silas Miller
    Silas Miller
    Undergraduate Research Assistant, Whitman College
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jeffrey S. Moore, PhD
    Jeffrey S. Moore, PhD
    Beckman Institute Director, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Stanley O. Ikenberry Endowed Chair, Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering, HHMI Professor
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mike Morrison
    Mike Morrison
    User Experience Designer, Graduate Student, Michigan State University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kira Mosher, PhD
    Kira Mosher, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Freddy Nguyen, MD, PhD
    Freddy Nguyen, MD, PhD
    Pathology Resident, Mount Sinai Hospital, Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Co-Director of MIT COVID-19 Challenge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Zachary Pincus, PhD
    Zachary Pincus, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Departments of Biology and Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Liela Romero, PhD
    Liela Romero, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Baylor University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Massa Shoura, PhD
    Massa Shoura, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Shameema Sikder, MD
    Shameema Sikder, MD
    Director of the Center of Excellence for Ophthalmic Surgical Education and Training, Johns Hopkins Hospital Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lois Smith, MD, PhD
    Lois Smith, MD, PhD
    Clinican Scientist Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sabrina Spencer, PhD
    Sabrina Spencer, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Eric Strobel, PhD
    Eric Strobel, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Michaela TerAvest, PhD
    Michaela TerAvest, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michigan State University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kirk Wangensteen, MD, PhD
    Kirk Wangensteen, MD, PhD
    Physician, Penn Medicine, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine in Genetics, University of Pennsylvania
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Catherine Weibel
    Catherine Weibel
    Undergraduate Student, University of Arizona
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jing-Ke Weng, PhD
    Jing-Ke Weng, PhD
    Associate Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Shoshana Williams
    Shoshana Williams
    Graduate Student, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Weiwei Xie, PhD
    Weiwei Xie, PhD
    Professor of Chemistry, Louisiana State University/Rutgers University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ke Xu, PhD
    Ke Xu, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Xiaoji Xu, PhD
    Xiaoji Xu, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Lehigh University
    BIOGRAPHY
Agenda
  • Part I: Dual Degrees and Dual Careers -- The Interface between Neurology and Neuroscience
    AUG 07, 2020 12:00 PM PDT
    Terrance T. Kummer, MD, PhD
    Director of Neurotrauma ICU, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part II: From Oil Refineries to Cataract Surgeries: My Life through Process Flow Diagrams
    AUG 07, 2020 12:00 PM PDT
    Shameema Sikder, MD
    Director of the Center of Excellence for Ophthalmic Surgical Education and Training, Johns Hopkins Hospital Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part III: The physician scientist track: long trajectory and worth it
    AUG 07, 2020 12:00 PM PDT
    Kirk Wangensteen, MD, PhD
    Physician, Penn Medicine, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine in Genetics, University of Pennsylvania
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part IV: How to be a sane clinician scientist - a timeline
    AUG 07, 2020 12:00 PM PDT
    Lois Smith, MD, PhD
    Clinican Scientist Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
    BIOGRAPHY
  • AUG 08, 2020 11:00 AM PDT
    Anne Hultgren, PhD, William H. May
    Anne Hultgren, PhD
    Executive Director, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
    BIOGRAPHY
    William H. May
    Chairman of the Board of Directors, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Self‐care is Not the Enemy of Performance
    AUG 08, 2020 9:30 AM PDT
    Jennifer M. Heemstra, PhD
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, Emory University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part I: Adventures in Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery
    AUG 07, 2020 10:30 AM PDT
    Christopher am Ende, PhD
    Associate Research Fellow, Pfizer, Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part II: From the Ivory Tower to the Newsroom: Careers in Science Communication
    AUG 07, 2020 10:30 AM PDT
    Carmen Drahl, PhD
    Freelance Science Journalist
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part I: The Team, the Generalist, and Seeing Through Blind Spots
    AUG 07, 2020 9:00 AM PDT
    Jeffrey S. Moore, PhD
    Beckman Institute Director, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Stanley O. Ikenberry Endowed Chair, Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering, HHMI Professor
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part II: Adventures in Molecular Recognition
    AUG 07, 2020 9:00 AM PDT
    Ming Chen Hammond, PhD
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Utah
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part I: How To Promote Your Science And Talk To Reporters Like A Pro
    AUG 06, 2020 11:30 AM PDT
    Carmen Drahl, PhD
    Freelance Science Journalist
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part II: How to Create the Ultimate Scientific Poster with User Experience Design
    AUG 06, 2020 11:30 AM PDT
    Mike Morrison
    User Experience Designer, Graduate Student, Michigan State University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part IX: Unraveling the interplay between transcription and RNA folding
    AUG 06, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Eric Strobel, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part VIII: The "Real" Nuclear Physics: Tracking Genome Dynamics in Time and Space
    AUG 06, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Massa Shoura, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part VII: From biochemical nanosensors to imaging to informatics to COVID-19 convalescent plasma - developing diagnostics and therapies for clinical medicine
    AUG 06, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Freddy Nguyen, MD, PhD
    Pathology Resident, Mount Sinai Hospital, Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Co-Director of MIT COVID-19 Challenge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part VI: Dissecting Cell Signaling Networks That Regulate Adult Neural Stem Cell Functions
    AUG 06, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Kira Mosher, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part V: Mechanisms for perceptual organization in the rodent visual cortex
    AUG 06, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Francisco Luongo, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part IV: SPARC - A method to genetically manipulate precise proportions of cells
    AUG 06, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Jesse Isaacman-Beck, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part III: Exploring the inhibition of Alk2 kinase and dimerization of EGFR kinase
    AUG 06, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Kumar Ashtekar, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part II: Extracting Photochemical Design Principles from Biological Systems in vivo
    AUG 06, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Marco Allodi, PhD
    Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part I: Scientific Storytelling
    AUG 06, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Bri McWhorter, MFA
    Founder & CEO of Activate of Captivate
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Be 'System'atic: Creating Lab Culture and Training Environment Through Lab Policies
    AUG 06, 2020 8:30 AM PDT
    Jennifer M. Heemstra, PhD
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, Emory University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • A novel superconducting family by design: how can we make superconductivity and magnetism coexist in one material?
    Weiwei Xie, PhD
    Professor of Chemistry, Louisiana State University/Rutgers University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • An optical brain-machine interface through the development of protein, microscope, and deep learning tools
    Yiyang Gong, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Neurobiology, Duke University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Carbon dioxide utilization in plastic production: Development of a nickel catalyst
    Vennela Mannava
    Undergraduate Student, University of Chicago
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Causes and consequences of rapid cancer cell adaptation to therapeutic drugs
    Sabrina Spencer, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Copper Hydride Catalysis for the Synthesis of Axially Chiral Allenes
    Liela Romero, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Baylor University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Engineering electroautotrophy
    Michaela TerAvest, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michigan State University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • From biochemical nanosensors to imaging to informatics to COVID-19 convalescent plasma - developing diagnostics and therapies for clinical medicine
    Freddy Nguyen, MD, PhD
    Pathology Resident, Mount Sinai Hospital, Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Co-Director of MIT COVID-19 Challenge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Heterogeneous ultrafast relaxation in photosynthetic light-harvesting proteins
    Gabriela Schlau-Cohen, PhD
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institution of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Irvine CubeSat STEM Program
    Eric Ho
    Student
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Irvine CubeSat STEM Program
    Jonathon Bower
    Student
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Irvine CubeSat STEM Program
    Kaylee Kim
    Student
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Irvine CubeSat STEM Program
    Sarina Doshi
    Student
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Liquid phase Peak Force Infrared Microscopy: Super-resolution Infrared Microscopy in the Aqueous Phase
    Xiaoji Xu, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Lehigh University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mechanistic basis for the evolution of eukaryotic specialized metabolism
    Jing-Ke Weng, PhD
    Associate Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • More Exquisitely Adapted Species Have Higher Structural Disorder in Vertebrate Protein Domains
    Catherine Weibel
    Undergraduate Student, University of Arizona
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nanomaterials Engineering to Probe and Control Living Systems
    Markita Landry, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Neuromechanics of Locomotor Transitions on Energy Landscapes of Complex Terrain
    Chen Li, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Prevalence and reactivity of fused-rubredoxin AlkBs
    Shoshana Williams
    Graduate Student, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Probing (intracellular) physicochemical environments at the nanometer scale, one molecule at a time
    Ke Xu, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
    BIOGRAPHY
  • SPARC - A method to genetically manipulate precise proportions of cells
    Jesse Isaacman-Beck, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Silas Miller
    Undergraduate Research Assistant, Whitman College
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Systematic, organism-wide gene regulation drives individual lifespan in C. elegans
    Zachary Pincus, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Departments of Biology and Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tracking Genome Dynamics in Time and Space
    Massa Shoura, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bio-Chem
  • SPARC - A method to genetically manipulate precise proportions of cells
    Jesse Isaacman-Beck, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Neuromechanics of Locomotor Transitions on Energy Landscapes of Complex Terrain
    Chen Li, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Carbon dioxide utilization in plastic production: Development of a nickel catalyst
    Vennela Mannava
    Undergraduate Student, University of Chicago
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Silas Miller
    Undergraduate Research Assistant, Whitman College
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Copper Hydride Catalysis for the Synthesis of Axially Chiral Allenes
    Liela Romero, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Baylor University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tracking Genome Dynamics in Time and Space
    Massa Shoura, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Engineering electroautotrophy
    Michaela TerAvest, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Michigan State University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • More Exquisitely Adapted Species Have Higher Structural Disorder in Vertebrate Protein Domains
    Catherine Weibel
    Undergraduate Student, University of Arizona
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Prevalence and reactivity of fused-rubredoxin AlkBs
    Shoshana Williams
    Graduate Student, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • A novel superconducting family by design: how can we make superconductivity and magnetism coexist in one material?
    Weiwei Xie, PhD
    Professor of Chemistry, Louisiana State University/Rutgers University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Liquid phase Peak Force Infrared Microscopy: Super-resolution Infrared Microscopy in the Aqueous Phase
    Xiaoji Xu, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Lehigh University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • From biochemical nanosensors to imaging to informatics to COVID-19 convalescent plasma - developing diagnostics and therapies for clinical medicine
    Freddy Nguyen, MD, PhD
    Pathology Resident, Mount Sinai Hospital, Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Co-Director of MIT COVID-19 Challenge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • BYI Final Presentation
  • An optical brain-machine interface through the development of protein, microscope, and deep learning tools
    Yiyang Gong, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Neurobiology, Duke University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nanomaterials Engineering to Probe and Control Living Systems
    Markita Landry, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Heterogeneous ultrafast relaxation in photosynthetic light-harvesting proteins
    Gabriela Schlau-Cohen, PhD
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institution of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Systematic, organism-wide gene regulation drives individual lifespan in C. elegans
    Zachary Pincus, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Departments of Biology and Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Causes and consequences of rapid cancer cell adaptation to therapeutic drugs
    Sabrina Spencer, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mechanistic basis for the evolution of eukaryotic specialized metabolism
    Jing-Ke Weng, PhD
    Associate Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Probing (intracellular) physicochemical environments at the nanometer scale, one molecule at a time
    Ke Xu, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
    BIOGRAPHY
  • CubeSat
  • Irvine CubeSat STEM Program
    Eric Ho
    Student
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Irvine CubeSat STEM Program
    Jonathon Bower
    Student
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Irvine CubeSat STEM Program
    Kaylee Kim
    Student
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Irvine CubeSat STEM Program
    Sarina Doshi
    Student
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lab Policy Workshop
  • Be 'System'atic: Creating Lab Culture and Training Environment Through Lab Policies
    AUG 06, 2020 8:30 AM PDT
    Jennifer M. Heemstra, PhD
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, Emory University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Beckman Briefings Workshop
  • Part I: Scientific Storytelling
    AUG 06, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Bri McWhorter, MFA
    Founder & CEO of Activate of Captivate
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part II: Extracting Photochemical Design Principles from Biological Systems in vivo
    AUG 06, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Marco Allodi, PhD
    Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part III: Exploring the inhibition of Alk2 kinase and dimerization of EGFR kinase
    AUG 06, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Kumar Ashtekar, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part IV: SPARC - A method to genetically manipulate precise proportions of cells
    AUG 06, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Jesse Isaacman-Beck, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part V: Mechanisms for perceptual organization in the rodent visual cortex
    AUG 06, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Francisco Luongo, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part VI: Dissecting Cell Signaling Networks That Regulate Adult Neural Stem Cell Functions
    AUG 06, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Kira Mosher, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part VII: From biochemical nanosensors to imaging to informatics to COVID-19 convalescent plasma - developing diagnostics and therapies for clinical medicine
    AUG 06, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Freddy Nguyen, MD, PhD
    Pathology Resident, Mount Sinai Hospital, Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Co-Director of MIT COVID-19 Challenge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part VIII: The "Real" Nuclear Physics: Tracking Genome Dynamics in Time and Space
    AUG 06, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Massa Shoura, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part IX: Unraveling the interplay between transcription and RNA folding
    AUG 06, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Eric Strobel, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Communicating Science Workshop
  • Part I: How To Promote Your Science And Talk To Reporters Like A Pro
    AUG 06, 2020 11:30 AM PDT
    Carmen Drahl, PhD
    Freelance Science Journalist
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part II: How to Create the Ultimate Scientific Poster with User Experience Design
    AUG 06, 2020 11:30 AM PDT
    Mike Morrison
    User Experience Designer, Graduate Student, Michigan State University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Profiles in Science: Academia Careers
  • Part I: The Team, the Generalist, and Seeing Through Blind Spots
    AUG 07, 2020 9:00 AM PDT
    Jeffrey S. Moore, PhD
    Beckman Institute Director, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Stanley O. Ikenberry Endowed Chair, Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering, HHMI Professor
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part II: Adventures in Molecular Recognition
    AUG 07, 2020 9:00 AM PDT
    Ming Chen Hammond, PhD
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Utah
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Profiles in Science: Industry Careers
  • Part I: Adventures in Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery
    AUG 07, 2020 10:30 AM PDT
    Christopher am Ende, PhD
    Associate Research Fellow, Pfizer, Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part II: From the Ivory Tower to the Newsroom: Careers in Science Communication
    AUG 07, 2020 10:30 AM PDT
    Carmen Drahl, PhD
    Freelance Science Journalist
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Profiles in Science: Medicine Careers
  • Part I: Dual Degrees and Dual Careers -- The Interface between Neurology and Neuroscience
    AUG 07, 2020 12:00 PM PDT
    Terrance T. Kummer, MD, PhD
    Director of Neurotrauma ICU, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part II: From Oil Refineries to Cataract Surgeries: My Life through Process Flow Diagrams
    AUG 07, 2020 12:00 PM PDT
    Shameema Sikder, MD
    Director of the Center of Excellence for Ophthalmic Surgical Education and Training, Johns Hopkins Hospital Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part III: The physician scientist track: long trajectory and worth it
    AUG 07, 2020 12:00 PM PDT
    Kirk Wangensteen, MD, PhD
    Physician, Penn Medicine, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine in Genetics, University of Pennsylvania
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Part IV: How to be a sane clinician scientist - a timeline
    AUG 07, 2020 12:00 PM PDT
    Lois Smith, MD, PhD
    Clinican Scientist Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mental Health in the Sciences
  • Self‐care is Not the Enemy of Performance
    AUG 08, 2020 9:30 AM PDT
    Jennifer M. Heemstra, PhD
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, Emory University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Closing Remarks
  • AUG 08, 2020 11:00 AM PDT
    Anne Hultgren, PhD, William H. May
    Anne Hultgren, PhD
    Executive Director, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
    BIOGRAPHY
    William H. May
    Chairman of the Board of Directors, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
    BIOGRAPHY
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Located in Irvine, California, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation supports researchers and nonprofit research institutions in making the next generation of breakthroughs in chemistry and the life sciences. Founded in 1978 by 20th century scientific instrumentation pioneer Dr. Arnold O. Beckman, the Foundation supports United States institutions and young scientists whose creative, high-risk, and interdisciplinary research will lead to innovations and new tools and methods for scientific discovery.

 

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