Beckman Institute

Fostering innovative research in the chemical and biological sciences

Beckman Institute

Fostering innovative research in the chemical and biological sciences

Our mission

To invent methods, instrumentation and materials that will open new avenues for fundamental research in the chemical and biological sciences, and to provide technological support for these efforts.

Blastocyst stage embryo with stem cells in white, trophectoderm in pink and purple - Magda Zernicka-Goetz
Rosette stage embryo.  Boundaries between the cells in cyan, nuclei in yellow, basal membrane in pink - Magda Zernicka-Goetz
Migratory chick neural crest cells - Riley Galton
Blastocyst stage embryo with stem cells in white, trophectoderm in pink and purple - Magda Zernicka-Goetz
Chick cranial neural crest explant with cells labeled with H2B-RFP to mark the nuclei, and GPI-eGFP to mark the cell membranes - Michael Piacentino
Stage hh12 chick embryo immunostained with neural crest markers - Riley Galton

Resource Centers

 Carrying out cutting-edge research in support of our mission to open new avenues for advancement in the chemical and biological sciences.

Facilities

Providing and operating instrumentation and methodologies that are essential to the chemical and biological sciences at Caltech.

Chick cranial neural crest explant with cells labeled with H2B-RFP to mark the nuclei, and GPI-eGFP to mark the cell membranes - Michael Piacentino

Updates

Academic Job Market Bootcamp

ACADEMIC JOB MARKET BOOTCAMP Moderated by Dr. Ariane Helou (Scientific Writing Specialist, Beckman Institute) Applying for academic jobs is a high-stakes, high-stress and often bewildering process, but a little preparation and information can help it all go more smoothly. Beckman Institute is...

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Rick Jackson Retires

Rick Jackson, our long-serving Building Manager and Senior Division Assistant, retires today! Please join us in expressing our appreciation for all he has done to keep the Beckman Institute running smoothly over the last two decades, and our best wishes for the future. His role and...

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New Programs for FY 2020

Several new programs have been established to begin operations in FY 2020: a Resource Center in Bioinformatics; a Pilot Project in Spatial genomics; and a Facility for EPR Spectroscopy. In addition, the former Pilot Project in Neurotechnology has been approved to continue as a Resource Center. 

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