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Destiny is not a matter of chance
it is a matter of choice,
it is not a thing to be waited for,
but something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan

If it dies, it's biology, if it blows up, it's chemistry,
if it doesn't work, it's physics.
John Wilkes (as quoted from graffiti on a bathroom wall)

Beth Beason-Abmayr, Ph.D.

Faculty Lecturer & Laboratory Coordinator
Safety Training Instructor
Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Rice University

I came to Rice in 1998 as a Postdoctoral Teaching Associate in the Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology. I am now teaching faculty in the BCB department.

And, I am an associate at Brown College.

Course Web Pages

My teaching labs are located in the basement of Anderson Biology. Rice students affectionately named it....The Dungeon:

Through Me the Way into the Woeful City,
Through Me the Way to the Eternal Pain,
Through Me the Way Among the Lost People.
Justice Moved My Maker on High,
Divine Power Made Me and Supreme Wisdom and Primal Love;
Before Me Nothing was Created but Eternal Things and I Endure Eternally.

-Dante's Inferno
(Inscription on the Gate of Hell, Canto III; translated by John D. Sinclair, London, John Lane The Bodley Head, 1939)


Professional Activities

Selected Publications & Presentations

Marriage Celebration of Beth and T-bone

Photo Gallery

Fun Stuff

Created by B. Beason (bbeason@rice.edu), Rice University, 2 April 2003/Updated 7 August 2012