Membrane Structure & Assembly

Anne Kenworthy, Chair (2016)
Marjorie Longo, Past Chair (2015)

The Membrane Structure and Assembly Subgroup (MSAS) promotes and advances knowledge about the biophysical properties of lipids, membranes, and membrane-associated molecules, including membrane proteins. As such, its mission is to provide an intellectual home base for its members as the Biophysical Society continues to rapidly grow and expand its realms of interests. To do so, the MSAS sponsors a popular Saturday Symposium at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting. The MSAS also maintains an e-mail list for communication with its members. The MSAS is led by an Advisory Committee consisting of the past chair, the present chair, and the chair-elect.

2016 Thompson Award Recipient Announced

I am pleased to announce that Professor Karen Fleming of Johns Hopkins University has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Thomas E. Thompson Award. This award recognizes an outstanding contribution in the field of membrane structure and assembly and celebrates the legacy of Thomas E. Thompson, a pioneer in the field of membrane structure and assembly, and a former president of the Biophysical Society and Editor-in-Chief of the Biophysical Journal.

The award will be presented at the MSAS subgroup meeting on February 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Fleming will also present the Thomas E. Thompson award lecture at that time. Please join us there as we honor Dr. Fleming for her outstanding contributions to the field of membrane structure and assembly.

On behalf of the selection committee, I would like to thank all those who submitted nomination packages for the Thomas E. Thompson award and congratulate this year’s talented group of nominees for their many accomplishments.


Anne Kenworthy, Ph.D
2016 MSAS Chair

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