Ma honored as 2018 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellow



ECE ILLINOIS graduate student Yayao Ma has been selected as one of seven Beckman Institute Graduate Fellowships this year, which offers Illinois graduate students the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research at the institute.

Yayao Ma
Yayao Ma
According to the 2018 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows release, Ma's research aims to develop a neuron-resolution compressed ultrafast microscopy system capable of transient live cell imaging, as well as to fabricate artificial neurons capable of chemical communication with organic neurons.

Her research will promote interdisciplinary work among fields such as biomedical imaging, nanomaterials, neuroscience, and clinical sciences. Ma will be working with ECE ILLINOIS Assistant Professor Liang Gao who is a member of the Bioimaging Science and Technology Group, and Paul V Braun, a professor of materials science and engineering and member of the 3D Micro- and Nanosystems group.