Jenna Hardy via Crowdrise
November 18, 2010
BENEFITING: Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope
Read below to find out more about Beckman's Research Institute...
Recognized nationwide for its innovative biomedical research, the institute is home to some of the most creative minds in science. Here, interdisciplinary teams of investigators, from renowned researchers to postdoctoral fellows to graduate students, challenge assumptions, explore unconventional strategies and pursue new lines of inquiry in a collegial and supportive environment.
The first of only five Beckman Research Institutes established by funding from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, they are responsible for fundamentally expanding the world’s understanding of how biology affects diseases such as cancer, HIV/AIDS and diabetes. Their breakthroughs in the areas of recombinant DNA technology, gene therapy and monoclonal antibodies are testaments to the culture of collaboration that inspires and informs their work.
Both their discoveries and the commitment to move those discoveries into clinical trials without delay are grounded in the institution's history of compassion and drive to save lives and enhance the quality of lives of patients everywhere.