Keep informed about the latest Beckman Center news!

Stanford Scientists Enjoy a Growing Network of State-of-the-Art Imaging Technologies

Imaging is a mainstay of nearly every branch of biomedical research; it lets scientists visualize what they can’t see with the naked eye—the minutiae of life.

Alex Gao, Ph.D., Joins the Department of Biochemistry

We are happy to announce the hiring of a new assistant professor of biochemistry: Alex Gao, Ph.D.

A Letter From Lucy Shapiro, Ph.D., Director of the Beckman Center

I am pleased to let you know that the Beckman Center is emerging from the worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic stronger than ever!

Flora Rutaganira, Ph.D., Joins the Beckman Center

Flora Rutaganira, Ph.D., will join the departments of Biochemistry and Developmental Biology this fall.

Get to Know the Beckman Center Programs

The Beckman Center supports discovery and innovation through diverse programs, including seminars, symposia, grants, and more.

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Us

Across academic departments, Beckman Center researchers and administrative staff found lasting value in new ways to communicate and collaborate.

A Renewed Focus on Diversity and Inclusion in the Sciences

Developmental Biology graduate students ramp up efforts to make their department more diverse and inclusive.

Beckman Center Awards Seed Funding to Five Projects

The Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine recently awarded nearly $1.1 million in Technology Development Grants to five teams of investigators.

Beckman Staff Inspire High School Students Through Administrative Work Study

The Beckman Center is teeming with students—from undergraduates getting their first taste of science and medical students trying out basic research to graduate students immersed in their fields. But it is not just the center’s labs that teach and inspire students. For the past four years, the Beckman Center Administrative Office has been a work site for a series of students from Cristo Rey San José, a Jesuit high school in San Jose.

Lucy O’Brien, Ph.D., and Jon Mulholland Receive $600,000 NIH Grant for New Microscope

Lucy O’Brien, Ph.D., associate professor of molecular and cellular physiology, and Jon Mulholland, director of the Cell Sciences Imaging Facility (CSIF), received a $600,000 National Institutes of Health S10 Shared Instrumentation Grant for a new Leica STELLARIS 8 DIVE microscope. 

Investing in our Service Centers: New Instrumentation

The Beckman Service Centers have a goal of providing our researchers with state-of-the-art scientific technologies. 

Spotlight On: The Beckman Lab Management Team

At its core, the Beckman Center is a physical space­—a space that brings scientists together for collaborative, innovative research. 

Two Generous Grants Boost CODEX Imaging Capabilities

Two new grants to Beckman Center service centers expand researchers’ access to highly multiplexed tissue imaging.

A Letter From Lucy Shapiro, Ph.D., Director of the Beckman Center

The pandemic years, which began in early 2020 as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, have been some of the most difficult for the Beckman Center since its inception in 1989. Laboratory work was curtailed, service centers were closed, and dissertations were postponed. 

Beckman Service Centers in the Time of COVID-19

A willingness to try completely new ways of doing things helped the Beckman Service Centers continue to support researchers.