Biophysical Society Newsletter - November 2014

Newsletter NOVEMBER 2014 2015 Society Fellows Named The Biophysical Society congratulates the six members named 2015 Society Fellows. This award honors the Society’s distinguished members who have demonstrated excellence in science, contributed to the expansion of the field of biophysics, and supported the Biophysical Society. The Fellows will be honored at the Awards Ceremony during the Biophysical Society’s 59th Annual Meeting on Monday, February 8, 2015, in the Baltimore, Maryland, Convention Center. The Fellows are:


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Joseph J. Falke , University of Colo- rado, for his high-impact, wide- ranging contributions to a molecular understanding of chemosensory and signaling reactions on membrane surfaces, and for developing novel biophysical methods to study membrane proteins. Sharon Hammes-Schiffer , University of Illinois, for developing and ap- plying theories for proton-coupled electron transfer reactions and com- putational methods to understanding hydrogen tunneling, electrostatics, and motion in enzymatic reactions. Timothy Lohman , Washington University School of Medicine, for his pioneering biophysical studies of the mechanisms and energetics of protein-DNA interactions, including the enzymology and kinetic mechanisms of DNA helicases and translocases, and single-stranded DNA binding proteins.

Susan Marqusee, University of California, Berkeley, for her work as one of the world’s top experimentalists in the field of protein folding, which has had, and continues to have, a significant impact in the field of protein biophysics in general. George Phillips , Rice University, for his fundamental contributions to studying protein structure, dynamics, and solvation by X-ray diffraction and for promoting graduate and postdoctoral training in biophysics. James Sellers , NHLBI, NIH, for his outstanding contribution to the understanding of the struc- ture, function, and

regulation of the myosin superfamily of proteins.

Two Biophysicists Named 2014 Nobel Laureates See page 18 for details.


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