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Biophysical Society Announces 2023 Society Fellows

The Biophysical Society is delighted to announce its 2023 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 67th Annual, being held in San Diego, California from February 18-22, 2023. The 2023 Fellows are:

Nancy Carrasco, Vanderbilt University, USA, for her broad-reaching studies of the sodium/iodide transporter including cloning and structure determination together with its roles in physiology and disease, and her impressive service to the Biophysics community. 

Daniel L. Minor, Jr., University of California, San Francisco, USA, for his influential contributions to the structural understanding of ion channel modulation by proteins and small molecules. 

Boris Martinac, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Australia, for his pioneering recording of bacterial ion channels in their native membranes and the discovery of mechanosensitive MscL/S currents, ultimately defining protein, gene, crystal structure and beyond. 

Catherine A. Royer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, for her for fundamental contributions to the understanding and exploitation of pressure effects on protein conformation, and the biophysical mechanisms underlying transcriptional control of cell state transitions. 

Gerd Ulrich Nienhaus, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, for his sustained contributions to spectroscopy, from heme proteins through fluorescent proteins to the interaction of proteins with nanoparticles. 

Ka Yee C. Lee, The University of Chicago, USA, for her impactful and creative contributions to our understanding of the structure and stability of lipid membranes and their interactions with proteins. 

William E. Moerner, Stanford University, USA, for achieving the first optical detection and spectroscopy of a single molecule in condensed phases and for establishing optical study of single-molecules for broad applications in biophysics



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