Biophysical Society Bulletin | July/August 2018

July/August 2018

T H E N E W S L E T T E R O F T H E B I O P H Y S I C A L S O C I E T Y

Carol Robinson Named 2019 BPS Lecturer Carol Robinson , a Royal Society Research Professor at the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, has been selected as the 2019 BPS Lecturer at the Biophysical Society 63 rd Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. Professor Robinson holds the Chair of Doctor Lee’s Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford and in 2013 was awarded the title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. She is renowned for pioneering the use of mass spectrometry and for her groundbreaking research into the 3D structure of proteins. Her lecture, From Peripheral Proteins to Membrane Motors – Mass Spectrometry Comes of Age , will take place on Monday, March 4, 2019.

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Taylor-Weiner 2018–2019 BPS Congressional Fellow

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The Society is pleased to announce that it has selected Hermes Taylor-Weiner as its 2018–2019 Congressional Fellow. Taylor– Weiner will spend a year working in a congressional office on legislative and policy areas requiring scientific input. He will also participate in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)’s Science and Technology Fellowship Program, which includes an orientation on congressional and executive branch operations and a year-long seminar series on issues related to science policy. “I have a strong interest in public policy and believe that evi-

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Hermes Taylor-Weiner

dence-based policymaking is important for good governance,” stated Taylor-Weiner in his candidate questionnaire. “As I envision the next stage of my career, I feel I can make the greatest impact in public service.” Taylor-Weiner received his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Medical Biochemistry and Biophys- ics at Karolinska Institute in Sweden. He also served as a Science Policy Fellow while at the University of California, San Diego. “We are excited to welcome Hermes to the biophysics family as he pursues his bur- geoning interest in science and public policy,” said Rosalba Kampman , Executive Director, BPS.

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