Ann Kimble-Hill , Indiana University and Society member since 2007, was named one of Cell ’s 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America and also won Indiana University’s Building Bridges Award.
Nine additional Society members were named on Cell ’s 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America list: Bil Clemons , Caltech and Society member since 2021. Denise Okafor , Penn State and Society member since 2020. Heather Pinkett , Northwestern University and Society member since 2005. Henry Colecraft , Columbia University and Society member since 1998. Ibrahim Cisse , Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Society member since 2007. Kandice Tanner , National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, and Society member since 2006. Lori Banks , Bates College and Society member since 2020. Stephen Mayo , Caltech and Society member since 1999. David Potoyan , Iowa State University and Society member since 2021 was named a Cottrell Scholar. (Not pictured). Student Spotlight
Zane Thornburg The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chemistry Department What has been the most exciting experience of your studies in biophysics?
After training as a physicist and chemist at a liberal arts college (The College of Wooster), my desire going into graduate school was to work on something both fundamental to science and practical to life. My current re- search, simulating reaction-diffusion dynamics in a minimal cell, is my most exciting experience I have had in biophysics. I feel as though I am working with the simplest system in cell biology and contributing to understand- ing the basic rules and dynamics of cellular life. Using theory and computation, I successfully reproduce protein counts and mRNA half-lives. In the most novel aspect of my work, coupling metabolism with genetic information processes, allowed me to quantitatively predict all cellular ATP costs. Every step I make is exhilarating, and I am deeply excited to work in a field where there are so many open questions that are impactful to our understanding of cellular life.
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