Biophysical Society Bulletin | November 2019
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
Society Names 2020 Fellows The Biophysical Society is proud to announce its 2020 class of Fellows. This honor is given to Society members who have demonstrated sustained excellence in science and have contributed to the expansion of the field of biophysics. The 2020 Fellows will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony on Monday evening, February 17, 2020, at the San Diego Convention Center in California during the Biophysical Society’s 64th Annual Meeting. The 2020 Fellows are:
Charalampos Babis Kalodimos , St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA, for elucidat- ing important functional roles of protein-ligand binding, protein allostery, and chaperone-substrate interactions through pioneering applications of NMR spectroscopy.
Steven Chu , Stanford Uni- versity, USA, for exceptional applications of optical and polymer physics to the study of single biomolecules that led tomechanistic insights into the dynamics of enzymes, RNA, and DNA, and for his tireless service to the scientific community as a public intellectual and as US Secretary of Energy. Eva Nogales , University of California, Berkeley, USA, for pushing the barriers of what was thought possible using cryo-EM, which resulted in important insights into the cytoskeleton, central dogma machin- ery, and dynamics of cell division.
Taekjip Ha , Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA, for his contributions to single-molecule biophysics approaches which have fur- thered our understanding of complex interacting biological systems.
Charalampos Babis Kalodimos
Cynthia Wolberger , Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA, for transforming our under- standing of the molecular mechanisms underlying gene regulation through elegant structural studies.
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Benjamin Schuler , University of Zurich, Switzerland, for the development and appli- cation of advanced sin- gle-molecule methods for uncovering physical principles underlying protein folding, dynam- ics, and interactions.
Hao Wu , Harvard University, Boston Children’s Hospital, USA, for fundamentally revis- ing howwe view intracellular signaling and cellular organi- zation, through discovering supramolecular “signalo- somes” formed by innate immune signaling proteins, mechanisms that govern cooperative assembly, and proximity-driven enzyme activation.
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