Beckman Foundation Announces 2017 Beckman Young Investigators

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Eight Leading Researchers Selected to Receive $750,000 for Cutting Edge Research

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Supports Basic Research in the Sciences

The Foundation is committed to helping launch our next generation of talented scientists by giving them the funding and flexibility they need to pursue novel areas of study that have the potential for revolutionary breakthroughs. -- Dr. Anne Hultgren

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation announces the selection of the 2017 class of Beckman Young Investigators:

Victor Acosta, Ph.D. - University of New Mexico
Jeremy Baskin, Ph.D. - Cornell University
Pamela Chang, Ph.D. - Cornell University
Dan Fu, Ph.D. - University of Washington
Erik Grumstrup, Ph.D. - Montana Stata University
A. Fatih Sarioglu, Ph.D. - Georgia Institute of Technology
Jose Rodriguez, Ph.D. - University of California, Los Angeles
Bo Wang, Ph.D. - Stanford University

These individuals exemplify the Foundation’s mission of supporting the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open new avenues of research in science. They were selected from a pool of over 300 applicants after a three-part review led by a panel of scientific experts.

“We are excited to support these amazing researchers,” says Dr. Anne Hultgren, Executive Director of the Foundation. “The Foundation is committed to helping launch our next generation of talented scientists by giving them the funding and flexibility they need to pursue novel areas of study that have the potential for revolutionary breakthroughs.”

The funds will be provided to the awardees over the next four years to support their research goals. Applications for the 2018 Beckman Young Investigator Program are now being accepted. Full details and eligibility criteria is available on the BYI website.

About the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

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. For more information, visit http://www.beckman-foundation.org/.

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