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Biophysical Society Names 2023 Travel Award Recipients

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2023 Society Travel Awards. These awards are very competitive in nature and are intended to recognize Society members for excellence in biophysics. The winners will be honored at the 67th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting, being held in San Diego, California from February 18-22, 2023.

Canan Atilgan, Sabanci University, Turkey - “Increased Ionic Strength Triggers Multiple Conformations in Both APO and HOLO Forms of Bacterial Ferric Binding Protein”

Ana-Nicoleta Bondar, University of Bucharest, Romania – “Mechanisms by Which Water-Mediated Hydrogen-Bond Networks Govern PH-Dependent Reactions at Membrane Interfaces”

Karen Castillo, Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencia de Valparaíso, Chile - “The Bisphosphonate Zoledronic Acid is a TRPV1 Channel Inhibitor”

Argel Estrada Mondragon, Linköping Universitet, Sweden – “Point Mutations in the Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel KV7.2/7.3, and Their Possible Involvement in Epilepsy and Channel Gating”

Veronica Jimenez, California State University, Fullerton, USA - “Mitochondrial Function is Regulated by Mechanosensitive Channels in Trypanosoma Brucei”

Pedro Martín, Instituto de Estudios Inmunológicos y Fisiopatológicos UNLP/CONICET, Argentina – “Montelukast Activates BK Channels Associated with the β4 Accessory Subunit and Emerges as a Pharmacological Tool to Reduce Hippocampal Excitability”


The Biophysical Society, founded in 1958, is a professional, scientific Society established to lead development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. The Society promotes growth in this expanding field through its annual meeting, publications, and committee and outreach activities. Its 7,500 members are located throughout the United States and the world, where they teach and conduct research in colleges, universities, laboratories, government agencies, and industry.

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