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Biophysical Society Announces 2022 Society Fellows

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Biophysical Society is delighted to announce its 2022 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 66th Annual, being held in San Francisco, California from February 19-23, 2022. The 2022 Fellows are:

Roger Cooke, University of California San Francisco, USA, for landmark discoveries in motor proteins that defined the current lever-arm mechanisms in myosin, first defined its ‘super-relaxed’ state, and the mechanism, structure and energetics of kinesins. 

Karen FlemingJohns Hopkins University, USA, for rigorous and incisive contributions to our understanding of the thermodynamics of membrane protein folding and for her tireless devotion to promoting gender equity in science. 

Angela Gronenborn, University of Pittsburgh, USA, for her pioneering work in the use of NMR to probe the structure and function of macromolecules in biology and her outstanding commitment and impact on the biophysics community as a whole. 

Martin Karplus, Harvard University, USA, for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems and molecular dynamics simulations of biological macromolecules. 

Stephen Kowalczykowski, University of California Davis, USA, for his seminal biophysical and biochemical studies, including “visual biochemistry”, that have contributed to our understanding of the complex protein-DNA interactions involved in DNA recombination and DNA replication. 

Dame Carol V. Robinson, University of Oxford, England, for advancing the field of native mass spectrometry of proteins and protein complexes. 

Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede, Chalmers University, Sweden, for her pioneering research accomplishments that have enhanced our understanding of protein biophysics, with an emphasis on metalloprotein folding, macromolecular crowding effects and metal transport mechanisms. 


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