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Wesley Legant, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering, earned this prestigious early career award for his work developing new fluorescence microscopes for rapid three-dimensional imaging.

Wesley Legant, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, was named as a Beckman Young Investigator with a grant to support his research project titled, “Intelligent Microscopes to Observe and Interact with Dynamic Biological Specimens.”

Legant is one of 10 investigators selected nationally from a pool of over 300 applicants. A second UNC-Chapel Hill researcher – Frank Leibfarth, PhD, assistant professor of Chemistry in the UNC College of Arts and Sciences – was also selected as a Beckman Young Investigator this year. Carolina is the only university with two Beckman Young Investigators this year.

~ Above excerpted from the full article on SOM News by Mark Derewicz on May 29, 2019. Read more…