Current and former Beckman Scholars

A number of truly exceptional undergraduates apply to be Beckman Scholars. The students chosen by the faculty selection committee are impressive in their depth of knowledge of their research topic, their plans for conducting the research and taking advantage of the Beckman Scholars Program and the manner they were able to handle questions from the faculty committee. Read about our current and former Beckman Scholars below.

Kevin Pataroque

Kevin Pataroque '21

Major: Chemical Engineering

Project title: “Degradation of perfluoroalkyl compounds by interfacial reactions between a non-equilibrium plasma and water.”

Mentors: R. Mohan Sankaran, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Katherine Yan

Katherine Yan '21

Major: Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Project title: “The Effect of Cyclodextrin Polymer Coatings on Protein Adsorption to Biomaterial Surfaces—Towards Prevention of Post-Surgical Adhesions.”

Mentor: Julie Renner, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Read more about Kevin and Katherine in The Daily.

Lucille Hu

Lucille Hu '20

Major: Biology and Medical Anthropology

Project title: “Investigating Methods and Mechanisms of Oligodendrocyte Restoration in Hypoxia-Induced White Matter Injury.”

Mentor: Drew Adams, Department of Genetics and Genome Science at the School of Medicine

Jeanette Sullivan

Jeanette Sullivan '20

Major: Biology

Project title: “Long Non-Coding RNA Regulation of Opioid-Dependent Inhibition of CD4+ Human T Cell Activation.”

Mentor: Alan Levine, Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology at the School of Medicine


Read more about Lucille and Jeanette in The Daily.