Black in Biophysics: The Next Generation

Sunday, February 19, 2023 
10:45 AM - 12:45 PM 

The Biophysical Society (BPS) has been a change agent for members of groups historically underrepresented in the physical and life sciences, women, and international scientists. We serve all members and our efforts to mentor and promote the careers of rising scientists underscores our belief that diversity will be enhanced if we invest in the next generation.

In this President’s Symposium at the BPS Annual Meeting, we are taking the opportunity to highlight Black scientists and honor Black History Month in the United States and elsewhere. At our Annual Meeting, BPS aims to foster inclusion and the momentum inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.Featured are four stars from different fields, selected to attract a broad, interdisciplinary audience from across our Society. We invite all attendees to learn about exciting new developments in biophysics and celebrate diversity at this special symposium.


Kandice Tanner, NIH, USA
Microenvironment Regulation of Metastasis

Jerelle Joseph, Princeton University, USA
Computational Approaches for Understanding and Engineering Biomolecular Condensates

Lisa Jones, University of California, San Diego, USA
In-Cell Protein Footprinting Coupled to Mass Spectrometry to Study Protein Interactions in Complex Model Systems.

Aaron Streets, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Multimodal Precision Measurement of Single Cells


Bil Clemons, California Institute of Technology, USA
Theanne Griffith, University of California, Davis, USA