2012 Society Fellows Named

The Biophysical Society congratulates the seven recipients of the 2012 Fellow of the Biophysical Society Award. 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 2012 Fellows will be honored at the 56th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, in February.

Carlos Bustamante, University of California, Berkeley, for his impact on the field of single molecule biology through the use of atomic force  microscopy and the development of magnetic tweezers and optical tweezers, which has provided a unique insight into protein and RNA folding and the operation of molecular motors.
José Onuchic, University of California, San Diego, for developing the widely recognized and highly regarded theory of energy landscapes and funnels that directs protein folding.
Tamar Schlick, New York University, for her research developing and applying novel multidisciplinary computational and modeling techniques to relate the structure of macromolecules with their cellular functions.
Klaus Schulten, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for his groundbreaking effort to develop computational molecular biology as an important tool to solve problems in biophysics.
Frances Separovic, University of Melbourne, for her pioneering research using solid-state NMR techniques to study the structure and dynamics of membrane-associated polypeptides.
Gregory Voth, University of Chicago, for his transformative advances in the field of biophysics from the development and application of new physically based computational methods.

Toshio Yanagida, Osaka University, for his critical research on molecular motors using TIRF microscopy to study dynamics of single molecule fluorescence.

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