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Biophysical Society Announces 2021 Society Fellows

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Biophysical Society is delighted to announce its 2021 Society Fellows. 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 Fellows will be honored at the Biophysical Society’s 65th Annual, being held virtually, February 22-26, 2021. The 2021 Fellows are:

Hashim Al-Hashimi, Duke University, USA for developing and deploying NMR methods that reveal the dynamic nature of nucleic acids and their functional complexes.  

Hermann Gaub, University of Munich, Germany for his breakthrough introduction of single molecule force spectroscopy to directly quantify biomolecular interaction forces.  

Vincent Hilser, Johns Hopkins University, USA for outstanding contributions to protein biophysics by combining creative and rigorous ensemble-based theories with state-of-the art experimental strategies to understand how proteins function and evolve.  

Leemor Joshua-Tor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA for her contributions to our understanding of the molecular basis of nucleic acid regulatory processes, in particular RNA interference (RNAi) and DNA replication.  

Sarah Keller, University of Washington, USA for pioneering, fundamental experimental contributions to the understanding of miscibility phase transitions in membrane systems.  

Carol Post, Purdue University, USA for her fundamental work spanning molecular simulation, NMR and theory in the areas of virus infectivity, kinase activity and protein thermodynamics.  

Lukas Tamm, University of Virginia, USA for impactful contributions to our understanding of the structural biology and functional biophysics of cell membranes and membrane proteins.  

Ada Yonath,Weizmann Institute, Israel for seminal contributions to the structural understanding of the ribosome and its function.   

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