Equal Partners in Discovery

2016-19 Beckman Mentors


Jay Hirsh
Behavioral roles of biogenic amine neurotransmitters in the fruit fly.
Chris Deppmann
Understanding the molecular basis by which the nervous system is sculpted during development.
Sarah Kucenas
The role of glial cells in formation of the nervous system, and preservation of the nervous system during disease and injury.


Linda Columbus
Membrane protein structure, function, and dynamics.
Cassandra Fraser
Synthesis, properties and applications of metal complexes with polymeric ligands.
Brent Gunnoe
Organometallic chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, and small molecule activation.
Cameron Mura
Structure, function, and evolution of RNA- and DNA-based protein assemblies.

Biomedical Engineering

Silvia Salinas Blemker
Computational models of muscle at multiple length scales; medical imaging; reconstructive surgery.
William Guilford
The biophysics and prevention of infectious disease.
Jeffrey Holmes
Interactions between mechanics, function, and growth and remodeling in the heart to prevent and treat heart attacks.
Kevin Janes
Engineering approaches for signal-transduction and transcriptional networks in cancer.
Jason Papin
Biochemical network reconstruction and analysis; infectious disease and cancer.
Shayn Peirce-Cottler
Combinations of angiogenic growth factors in microvascular remodeling.
Richard Price
Bone marrow-derived cell regulation of microvascular remodeling.
Jeff Saucerman
Signaling and transcriptional networks in heart function and failure.


Kitter Bishop


Kitter Bishop is the Program Coordinator for our Beckman Scholars. Write to Kitter with questions about submitting your application, or about events like the Annual Banquet.

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William Guilford


Will Guilford is the Program Director for Beckman Scholars at UVA. Write to him with questions about the program, support for current Scholars, or general inquiries from the press.

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