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Chemistry professor Chris Chang will use his award to further study the role of hydrogen peroxide in the body.

Chris Chang receives Beckman Young Investigator Award

Chemistry assistant professor Chris Chang has received a 2005 Beckman Young Investigator grant for his work on "Chemical Tools and Tactics to Study Neurological Oxidation Processes."

Chang is studying the role of hydrogen peroxide in cell signaling, recently developing a selective optical probe for hydrogen peroxide to follow its path in cells.

Beckman Foundation, which is located in Irvine, Calif., makes grants to program-related nonprofit research institutions to promote research in chemistry and the life sciences, broadly interpreted, and particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. The BYI program is open to persons with tenure-track appointments in academic and nonprofit institutions that conduct fundamental research in the chemical and life sciences.

Related sites:

Chris Chang website

Beckman Foundation website