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BME Assistant Professor Wesley Legant has just been selected as a 2019 Beckman Young Investigator (BYI), with a grant award of up to $600,000 to support his proposed research, “Intelligent Microscopes to Observe and Interact with Dynamic Biological Specimens” by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Board of Directors. Dr. Legant was selected from a pool of over 300 applicants after a three-part review led by a panel of scientific experts.

The Beckman Young Investigator Program was established in 1991 and is intended to provide research support to 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 up new avenues of research in science. Dr. Beckman believed strongly in reinvesting in science and research, supporting the up and coming scientists and looking for the future. In turn, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation award recipients fulfill this task by serving as Dr. Arnold O. Beckman’s living legacy and, as a means of continuing Dr. Beckman’s mission for the sciences, each recipient is called upon to serve on the review committees and panels, lending their scientific expertise to the further development and evolution of the programs supported by the Foundation. Many congratulations to Assistant Professor Legant for this well deserved award and future research!

To read the news of this award, visit the UNC School of Medicine website here. For the list of all 2019 Beckman Foundation Young Investigators Awardees, go here.

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