Biophysical Society Newsletter | October 2017

Newsletter OCTOBER 2017 BPS Honors Eight Outstanding Biophysicists


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The Biophysical Society is proud to announce the 2018 Society award recipients. These members will be honored at the 62nd Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, in February.

Jue Chen , Rockefeller University, will receive the Anatrace Mem- brane Protein Award for her contributions to the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of multidrug transporters, especially the cystic fibrosis transmembrane

Leslie Loew , University of Connecti- cut Health Center, will receive the Distinguished Service Award for his commitment to the Biophysical Society and his untiring service as the Editor-in-Chief of Biophysical Journal , demonstrating sustained dedication to maintaining the Journal’s mission, high standards, and scientific integrity.

conductance regulator, and her advancements in finding more effective therapies for human diseases. Wonhwa Cho , University of Illinois, Chicago, will receive the Avanti Award in Lipids for his pioneering work in the study of lipid binding domains, his innovative develop- ment of lipid-specific fluorescent sensors for real-time imaging in cells, and his contributions to understanding the role of cholesterol in lipid remodeling.

Carrie Partch , University of Cali- fornia, Santa Cruz, will receive the Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award for her groundbreaking combina- tion of biophysics and cell biology that is defining how protein confor- mational changes control circadian clock timing. Madeline Shea , University of Iowa, will receive the Emily M. Gray Award for her outstanding con- tributions to biophysics education at all educational levels in local, regional, and national communities. James Spudich , Stanford University, will receive the Founders Award for his groundbreaking techniques mea- suring forces and structural changes in single ribosomes, DNA polymer- ases, cell cytoplasm, red blood cells, actin filaments, and T-cell receptor.

Bianxiao Cui , Stanford University, will receive the Michael and Kate Bárány Award for her innovative combination of microfluidics, opto- genetics, and mechanical and elec- trical perturbations to interrogate the movements of single proteins and membranes in neurons. Taekjip Ha , Johns Hopkins Uni- versity, will receive the Kazuhiko Kinosita Award in Single-Molecule Biophysics for his leadership in the development of single-molecule techniques and their application to nucleic acid processing enzymes

and particularly for his efforts to elevate an apprecia- tion of single-molecule studies among scientists in general.


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