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Andrea Meredith to Receive 2021 BPS Award in the Biophysics of Health and Disease

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce that Andrea Meredith, PhD, Professor of Physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Maryland has been named the recipient of the 2021 BPS Award in the Biophysics of Health and Disease. Meredith will be honored at the Society’s 65th Annual Meeting, being held virtually, February 22-26, 2021.

Meredith is being recognized for her biophysical discovery of BK channel behavior that has resulted in translational medicine advances in the treatment of epilepsy. The BPS Award in the Biophysics of Health and Disease honors a BPS member who has made a significant contribution to understanding the fundamental cause or pathogenesis of disease, or to enabling the treatment or prevention.

“The ultimate goal of biomedical research, no matter how basic, is to eventually have an impact on human health,” said BPS President Catherine A. Royer, Rensselaear Polytechnic Institute in New York. “Andrea, by expanding her career to bring her discovery to the treatment of patients and to inform society, epitomizes the dedication and drive this award seeks to acknowledge. We are excited to call attention to Andrea’s work in this area.”

The Biophysics of Health and Disease Award, established by the Biophysical Society, honors significant contribution to understanding the fundamental cause or pathogenesis of disease, or to enabling the treatment or prevention.



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