IRVINE, Calif., June 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation announced today the selection of its 2020 class of Beckman Young Investigator Awardees from U.S. colleges and universities. The awardees 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.
This year's award offers $600,000 in funding over four years to each of the following researchers:
John Blazeck, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Jennifer Bridwell-Rabb, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Laura Duvall, Ph.D., Columbia University
Andrea Giovannucci, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Stavroula Hatzios, Ph.D., Yale University
Sarah King, Ph.D., University of Chicago
James McKone, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Dipti Nayak, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Maxwell Robb, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Yue Wang, Ph.D., University of California, Merced
"Our newest Beckman Young Investigator awardees are inspired to address global issues through their research, such as rapid vaccine development, understanding methane-consuming bacteria, and re-imagining chemical manufacturing processes," shared Dr. Anne Hultgren, Executive Director of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. "We can't wait to see the exciting work from this outstanding group of young researchers!"
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 beckman-foundation.org.
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