Biophysical Society Bulletin | September 2020

September 2020

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

2020 Election Results The Biophysical Society members elected Gail A. Robertson , University of Wisconsin - Madison, to the office of President-Elect in this year’s elections. She will assume that office during the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in February 2021. She will begin her term as President in February 2022. Samantha Harris , University of Arizona, was elected as BPS Treasurer. She will take over fiduciary respon- sibilities on July 1, 2021, and will serve a four-year term. Members elected to Council are Henry Colecraft , Columbia University; Kumiko Hayashi , Tohoku University; Susan Marqusee , University of California, Berkeley; and Kandice Tanner , National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Each will serve a three-year term, beginning in February 2021. The Society is indebted to all the excellent candidates who agreed to run for these positions. Thank you to all members who participated in the election by voting.

Gail A. Robertson

Samantha Harris

Henry Colecraft

Kumiko Hayashi

Susan Marqusee

Kandice Tanner

Eva Nogales Named 2021 BPS Lecturer

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Eva Nogales , University of California, Berkeley, HHMI, has been selected as the 2021 BPS Lecturer for the Biophys- ical Society 65th Annual Meeting.  Nogales is a pioneer in using electron microscopy for the structural and function- al characterization of macromolecular complexes. She used electron crystallography to obtain the first structure

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of tubulin and identify the binding site of the important anti-cancer drug Taxol, and cryo-electron microscopy to describe the structure of the whole microtubule in partnership with many associated proteins. Her studies have also uncovered the molecular principles behind the assembly of the human transcription pre-ini- tiation complex at core DNA promoters, and the action of the epigenetic gene silencing complex PRC2. Her work has uncovered aspects of cellular function that are relevant to the treatment of cancer and other diseases. Her lecture, “Visualiz- ing Structure, Dynamics and Interactions of Complex Macromolecular Assemblies,” will be presented on Friday, February 26, 2021.

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