Martha Gillette wins 2021 Vision and Spirit Award

Martha GilletteCongratulations to our PI, Martha Gillette, for winning the 2021 Vision and Spirit Award at Beckman Institute! The annual award recognizes faculty who have fostered collaboration in their research and exemplify the vision of Arnold Beckman, the Institute’s founder.

“She’s …

MBM Faculty Ranked as Excellent, Fall 2020

Martha Gillette    Brad Sutton    Justin Rhodes

Congratulations to MBM faculty who made the Fall 2020 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students at the University of Illinois! The list is based on the ratings from the Instructor and Course Evaluation System (ICES) that students …

Collin Kaufman Develops Spinobot

MBM Trainee Collin Kaufman has recently explanted an intact rat’s spinal cord into a biobot with a 3-D muscle system made of engineered tissue. The biological-robot hybrid could pave the way to major medical advances.

“When we looked more deeply …

New Beckman grants compliment MBM research

Hyunjoon Kong in his labMultiple MBM faculty and trainees will combine their efforts to facilitate two new grant programs from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Alzheimer’s Foundation, in collaboration with Beckman Institute’s Neurotechnology for Memory and Cognition research group.

Hyunjoon Kong’s research …

Mikhail Kandel presents in Beckman Graduate Student Seminar

MBM Trainee Mikhail Kandel delivered one of three presentations at the second Beckman Institute Graduate Student Seminar of the spring 2019 semester on April 3. His presentation was on “Improving Contrast with Phase Shifting Interferometry” and discussed preliminary studies using …

Gillette Delivers Beckman Director’s Seminar

Martha Gillette delivers the Beckman Director's Talk

The MBM Program’s Principal Investigator, Dr. Martha Gillette, delivered the Beckman Institute Director’s Seminar March 7 on “The Clocks that Time Us: Dynamics in Brain Metabolism and Sleep.”

Abstract: Our behaviors—eating, learning, sleeping—are shaped by a clock in the brain. …