The 2003 - 2006 Beckman Scholars Program Alumni

Beckman Scholars 2005
Kenneth Tai and Margaret Dabek

Margaret Dabek B.A. Chemistry, May 2007
Cum laude
Starting first year of Pharmacy School at the University of Maryland, Baltimore to earn a Dr. of Pharmacy and plans to work in Dr. Hosmane's Lab toward a Ph.D. in Chemistry at UMBC (start 2008 or 2009) as a dual degree to complement the skills she is acquiring in Pharmacy School.
Kenneth Tai B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, May 2006
Cum laude
Starting his second year at the University of California, Irvine where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Pathology. During his first rotation, he solved a solution-state structure of an alpha-defensin using NMR and anticipates he will be an author on related paper in the future.

UMBC Beckman Scholars 2003 and 2004
Veronica Slootsky, Christine Shieh and Ian Tracy (left to right)

Veronica Slootsky

B.S., Biological Sciences with Writing Minor, May 2006
Summa cum laude

Starting second year of medical school at Vanderbilt University in Fall 2007; She serves as co-president of the Physicians for Human Rights, leads the REMEDY group, and serves as a representative on the Admissions Committee & American Medical Women's Association at Vanderbilt University.
Christine Shieh
B.S., Biological Sciences, December 2005
Magna cum laude &
M.S., Applied Molecular Biology, May 2006
Starting second year of medical school at Duke University School of Medicine in Fall 2007; She completed a summer internship in the Environmental Autoimmunity Group at NIH in Summer 2006 and returned to NIH during Summer 2007 to work on a clinical research project in myositis.
Ian E. Tracy
B.S., Biological Sciences, December 2005

Employed by the Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Health Department; Lynna M. Kiere, C. M. Hofmann, I. E. Tracy, T. W. Cronin, J. W. Leips, K. E. Omland. Using color to define species boundaries: quantitative analysis in the Orchard Oriole complex supports the recognition of two species. The Condor. Volume 109, Number 3, August 2007 E.C.







Beckman Scholars Program Administrator
Kathy Lee Sutphin
410-455-2271 or sutphin@umbc.edu