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Biophysical Society Names 2024 Graduate Travel Award Recipients

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2024 Society Graduate 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 Society’s 68th Annual Meeting, being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from February 10-14, 2024.

Ismael Plaza García-Abadillo, IMDEA, Spain – “Regulation of the Real Time Kinetics of the Human Mitochondrial Replicative Helicase by DNA Fork and Replisome Factors”

Kaitlin Abrantes, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA – “Measuring the Mitochondrial Outer Membrane Potential in Live Cells”

Prema K. Agarwala, Indian Institute Of Technology, Bombay, India – “Lipid Membrane Modulation Under Hypoxia: Towards Lipid Based Therapy & Diagnosis in Pancreatic Cancer”

Regina Lene Agulto, University of California, Davis – “Dissecting the Function of the Microtubule-Associated Protein, Doublecortin”

Eugene B. Agyemang, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA – “Dynamics of a Water-Soluble Variant of the Mu-Opioid Receptor at the Molecular Level”

Effibe O. Ahoulou, University of California, Davis, USA – “NMR Structural Analysis of Retinal Guanylyl Cyclase Activating Protein 5 (GCAP5) with a Mutation (R22A) that Abolishes Dimerization and Enhances Cyclase Activation”

Chathuddasie I. Amarasinghe, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA – “Investigating the Correlated Dynamics of Ribosomes and Chromosomes in Escherichia Coli”

Tala Amawi, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel – “The Pain Receptor Trpa1 Displays Differential Binding Mechanisms To THC and CBD”

Ashley Archambeau, University of Southern California, USA – “Investigating the Use of Direct Current Insulator-Based Dielectrophoresis to Study Insulin Vesicle Subpopulations”

Becca W.A. Bailey, University of Warwick Medical School, United Kingdom – “The Bacterial Cytoskeleton Alters the Cell Membrane in Molecular Dynamics Simulations”

Semiha Kevser Bali, Michigan State University, USA – “Insight on PFAS Interactions With Human Thyroglobulin Through Modeling

Soumyabrata Banik, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom – “Fluorescent Drug Analogues to Study Drug-Target Interactions in Intact Cells”

Abhilasha Batra, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal, Indai – “Decoding of Temperature Signals by Thermosensory Neurons in C. Elegans”

Gabriella A. Bertaccini, University of California, Irvine, USA – “PIEZO1-HALOTAG HISPC Lines: A New Tool To Assay PIEZO1 Localization And Activity From Single Cells To Tissue Organoids”

Sofiya B. Bettencourt, Texas A&M University, USA – “Atomistic Basis For The Differential Load Response By The γδ And The Chimeric Vγδ-Cαβ T-Cell Receptors”

Nico Boback, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany – “A Nanoscopic Mucin Assembly Inhibition Model for Identification and Design of Novel Mucolytics Using Mass Photometry”

Melanie A. Brunet, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA – “Membrane Composition Affects Binding and Insertion of the Influenza Virus Fusion Peptide”

Michael Burke, Yale University, USA – “Label-Free Visualization of the Cell Cycle and Mitosis

Emily Cannistraci, Duke University, USA – “Investigating the Structure and Function of the Novel Caulobacter Crescentus Transcription Activator, Drid”

Abdul J. Castillo, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA – “Capturing the Elusive Membrane-Bound Structure of a Lipid Chaperone by Confinement within a Membrane Mimic”

Alessandro Giovanni Cerchiara, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy – “Electrophysiological Profile of Murine and Human Wild-Type and Dystrophic Myofiber Precursors: from Manual to Automated Patch-Clamp”

Arya Changiarath Sivadasan, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany – “Condensate Coexistence in Gene Transcription: Molecular Dynamics Insights”

Nicholas D. Clark, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA – “Bacterial Hide-And-Seek: the Role of the Novel PG0352 Sialidase In Immune Evasion”

Gabriele Coluccino, University of Udine, Italy – “Structural and Functional Characterization of Two Distinct Forms of Cyclophilin D in Mammalian Mitochondria”

Zaria Contejean, Stanford University, USA – “Exploring the Structural Basis of Cross-Reactive TBEV Monoclonal Antibodies”

Subhra Kanti Das, Pennsylvania State University, USA – “Spontaneous Histone Exchange Between Nucleosomes”

Olivia IC de Cuba, University of Virginia, USA – “ Distinct Complexes Containing The Cytosolic Type III Secretion System Atpase SCTN Resolved by 3D Single-Molecule Tracking In Live Yersinia Enterocolitica”

Bryan Demosthene, University of Central Florida, USA – “Molecular Basis for Actin Polymerization Kinetics Modulated by Solution Crowding”

Ayobami Diyaolu, Washington State University, USA – “ Structural Determinants, Pathways, and Energetics Of GABA Binding and Unbinding to the GABAA Receptor”

Taylor V. Douglas, University of Central Florida, USA – “ Gelsolin-Mediated Actin Filament Severing and Conformational Changes by Various Ph”

Satya Chaithanya Duggisetty, Indian Institue of Science Banglore, India – “ Molecular Insights into the Role oOf SNX1-SNX5 Heterodimer in Endosomal Trafficking”

Riley Eisert-Sasse, Pennsylvania State University, USA  - “Helix 5 Mediates Ligand-Dependent FXR Dynamics”

Ayesha Ejaz, University of Chicago, USA – “ Single-Molecule Studies of Quenched Light Harvesting Proteins in an Anti-Brownian Electrokinectic (ABEL) Trap”

Nichlas M. Engels, University of Arizona, USA – “Structural and Functional Effects Following Loss of FMYBP-C in Active Skeletal Muscle”

Hazel Erkan-Candag, Medical University of Graz, Austria – “Deciphering the Mechanism of Cholesterol Sensing in TRPC3 through Photopharmacology”

Reza Esmaeeli, University of Florida, USA – “Structural Predictions of RNA Conformations: Meld-RNA”

Italo Esposti Poly da Silva, University of Campinas, Brazil – “Advancing Structural Insights and Inhibitor Development for RQT Complex via a Fragment-Based Discovery Platform”

Ádám Fehér, University of Debrecen, Hungary – “Introducing NZ-58, a Potent Inhibitor of the Human Voltage-Gated Proton Channel”

Charlotte M. Fischer, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom – “Thermodynamics of Temperature Modulation in Biomolecular Phase Separation”

Anna Gaffney, University of Chicago, USA – “Modeling Shear Banding Lipid Monolayer Collapse with Finite Element Analysis”

Jinli Geng, Beihang University, China – “Acute Induction of L-Type CAV Channel Inhibition via Membrane-Translocated Peptides Encoding CAV1”

Bahar Ghazi Esfahani, University of Montana, USA – “UBA(2) Protein Stability Enhancement: Bridging Computational Prediction and Experimental Validation of Mutants”

Maria Margarida Gil dos Santos Silva Rosa, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA – “Automating Collective Variable Discovery from Molecular Dynamics Simulations Using Machine Learning”

Niloofar Gopal Pour, University of Florida, USA – “Uncovering the Structural Mechanisms of How Constitutively Activating Mutations Alter GPCR Function”

Shahar Goren, Tel Aviv University, Israel – “Anisotropic Micromechanics of Fibrous Gels Stretched Illuminate the Cellular Microenvironment”

Hongqing Guan, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA – “ Fluorescence and Single-Particle Cryo-EM Analysis of Ribosome/Nascent-Globin Complexes: Protein-Protein Interactions and Pharmaceutical Implications”

Kaiyun Guan, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA – “How Do Yeast Regulate Polarity Behavior to Ensure Successful Mating?”

Cenk Gurdap, Karolinska Institute, Sweden – “High-Throughput and Multi-Parametric Biophysical Cell Phenotyping with Smart Probes”

Kushani S.K. Hewage, The University of Arizona, USA – “Hydration and Membrane Lipids Influence Rhodopsin Activation”

Ehsan Homaee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA – “Single-Virus Transcriptomics Of Bacteriophage Lambda”

Fadil Iqbal, Indiana University, Purdue, USA – “AMPK Regulates Chromatin Dynamics Through Lamina”

Pradeepti Kampani, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India – “GIRK Cahnnel as a Reporter System to Study Allostery in M2 Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor”

Nadira Khatoon, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India – “Binding and Gating of Neuronal Acetylcholine Receptors Associated with Nicotine Withdrawal”

Aaron K. Kidane, Columbia University Medical Center, USA – “ Understanding the Impact of Isoelectric Amino Acids on Biomolecular Condensate Behavior”

Agnes M. Koerfer, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany – “Measuring Lipid Dynamics and Packing with Minflux Microscopy”

Kayla M. Komondor, University of Pittsburgh, USA – “Phospholipase C is Activated Through a Novel Mechanism During the Fast Block to Polyspermy In Xenopus Laevis”

Orianna Kou, University of Southern California, USA – “Influence of Membrane Physiochemical Properties on Dynamic Binding Interactions with Alpha-Synuclein”

Nicholas Koylass, Johns Hopkins University, USA – “Role Of The Proton-Activated Chloride (PAC) Channel in SARS COV-2 Viral Entry”

Emily Krueger, Loyola University, Chicago, USA – “Computational Modeling of Microglial Migration”

Megan Larmore, Northwestern University, USA – “A Synthetic Method to Assay Polycystin Ion Channel Biophysics”

Ngoc Lan Le Nguyen, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic – “Testing Charge-Scaling Protocols for More Realistic Description of Salt Bridges in Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Insulin Analogue”

Xiangting Lei, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA – “De-Novo ATP Independent Contractile Protein Network”

Isabella Leite Coscarella, Florida State University, USA – “HCM and DCM Associated TNNT2 Sarcomeric Variants Induce Divergent Nucleus Remodeling in Human IPSC-CMS”

Shisheng Li, University of California, Davis, USA – “Quantitative Determination of Vanilloid Activation in TRPV1”

Yuxin Lin, Duke University, USA – “Hour-Long, Kilohertz Sampling Rate Real-Time 3D Single-Virus Tracking In Live Cells Enabled By Staygold Fluorescent Protein Fusions”

Diana Lopez, The Ohio State University, USA – “In Silico Analyses Of Molecular Force Sensors For Mechanical Characterization Of Biological Systems”

Jeffrey M. Lotthammer, Washington University in St. Louis, USA – “Direct Prediction Of Intrinsically Disordered Protein Conformational Properties From Sequence”

Augustus Lowry, Duke University, USA – “Innate Phospholipid Scramblase Capability in the TMEM16 and OSCA/TMEM63 Families”

Maleesha D. Marakkala Manage, Miami University, USA – “Structure-Guided Mutations of the Ubiquitin Conjugating Enzyme UBCH5B in Order to Study a Downstream Complex.”

Maria Julia Maristany, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom – “Mechanical Properties of DNA Govern Nucleosome Unwrapping”

Diego Maureira, University of Chile, Chile – “Serine 474 Residue Regulates the Trafficking and Activity of KV3.1B Channel”

Aaron May, Duke University, USA – “Conformational Dynamics Of Henipavirus Fusion Proteins”

Jon J. McCord, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, USA – “Clarifying the Catalytic Mechanism of the DNASE1 Family”

German Mejia, Florida International University, USA – “Serum Starvation and Stringent Response in H. Pylori”

Matheus F. Mello, Rice University, USA – “ Investigating Human Chromosome Organization by Whole-Genome Simulations”

C. Swathi K. Menon, University of Arizona, USA – “Membrane Protein Dynamics: Insights From Femtosecond Time-Resolved X-Ray Solution Scattering”

Rodrigo A. Migueles-Ramirez, McGill University, Canada – “Quantification of Collective Podosome Wave Dynamics Using Spatio-Temporal Image Correlation Spectroscopy (STICS)”

Julia M. Montgomery, Virginia Tech, USA – “Investigating the Electrostatic Forces Influencing the Structure And Dynamics of the BETA-2 Adrenergic Receptor and Walp Peptide”

Emma Mulry, University of Florida, USA – “Systematic Structural Characterization of Protein-Polymer Conjugates Provides Criteria for Rational Conjugate Design”

Abigail Nagle, University of Washington, USA – “Spatial Distribution of Adhesion Force Generation in Human Cardiomyocytes”

Jonas Naumann, Leipzig University, Germany – “Mechanical Properties of the Premature Lung”

Jules Berlin Nde Kengne, University of Washington, USA – “ Experiment and Simulations Reveal Residue Details For How Target Binding Tunes Calmodulin's Calcium Binding Properties”

Hoa Nguyen, Arizona State University, USA – “ Pleiotrophin's Interaction with αMI Domain of Integrin αMβ2 IS Activation State Dependent”

Paula Nieto Morales, Florida State University, USA – “Characterization of LV Function Using Myocardial Strain Analysis in Cardiac Tnc-A8V Mouse Model”

Michelle Nilsson, Linköping University, Sweden – “Selective G-Protein Inhibition of CAV2.2 (N-Type) Calcium Channel Voltage-Sensor Domains”

Rose Nowzari, State University of New York at Albany, USA – “Decoding Alternative Splicing Control in the Insulin Receptor Gene: Insights from Experiments and Simulations”

Adeyemi Odudimu, Lehigh University, USA – “Kinetics of Brain Gangliosides Binding to Myelin-Associated Glycoprotein from Fluctuation Analysis of Single Liposome Binding Events”

Chinemerem Ogbu, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA – “Structural Basis of Clostridium Perfringens Enterotoxin Activation and Oligomerization by Trypsin”

Hiroyuki Okamoto, The University of Tokyo, Japan, “Deciphering Signal Selectivity of GS and GI in Melatonin Receptors”

Namir Oues, Brunel University London, United Kingdom – “Mdsubsampler: A Python Library for a Posteriori Sampling of Important Protein Conformations, Automated Workflows for Mutation Engineering and Data Processing for Machine Learning Prediction”

Justin Paek, Cornell University, USA – “The Cancer Mucin Barrier Plays a Multifunctional Role in Providing Sustained Physical Resistance to Natural Killer Cell Attack”

Emeleeta A. Paintsil, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA – “Characterization of CENP-A TAIL and DNA Interactions in Centromeric Nucleosome Organization”

Rosalia Palumbo, Duquesne University, USA – “Biophysical Characterization of a G-Quadruplex STRUCTURE in the GSK3βMRNA: Implications For Adult Neurogenesis Regulation by FMRP”

Ruth Parsons, Duke University, USA – “Structures and Stability of SARS-COV-2 Spike S2 Subunit Mutants Targeting Inter-Subunit Interactions”

Rutika Patel, City University of New York, USA – “Exploring the Effects of Post-Translational Modifications in Histone H2B Tails on Nucleosome Particle Structure Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations”

Brandon Pizarro Carbajal, University of Southern California, USA – “Characterizing Synthetic Cell Penetrating Nanodiscs for Therapeutic Delivery”

Alexander P. Plonski, University of California, San Diego, USA – “Characterizing the Dynamics of the Small Heat Shock Protein HSPB1 in the Presence of a Phase-Separated Protein Client”

Md Nasful Huda Prince, University of New Mexico, USA – “ Large Tissue Imaging Microscope with High-Speed Isotropic Resolution”

Vilmantas Pupkis, Vilnius University, Lithuania – “Functional Insights into the Activity of CA2+ Channels Responsible for the Generation of Action Potentials in the Macrophyte Nitellopsis Obtusa”

Gehan A. Ranepura, City University of New York, USA – “Inhomogenous Broadening of Antenna Protein Chlorophyll Site Energies Due to Side Chain Conformational and Protonation States Determined by Monte Carlo Microstate Analysis”

Faye Raymond, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA – “Investigating the Role of Glun1 MET813 on NMDA Receptor Gating”

Shiv Rekhi, Texas A&M University, USA – “Uncovering the Molecular Language of Protein Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation”

Jesmina Rexha, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy – “Exploring the Potential of Graphene Field-Effect Transistors in Biosensing for Health and Environment”

Anthony Rish, The Ohio State University, USA – “ Molecular Mechanism of Holliday Junction Branch Migration”

Jessica Rojas-Palomino, Universitat Jaume I, Spain – “Proteolipidic Assembly and Function of the Pore-Forming Toxin TSE5, an Effector from the Pseudomonas Aeruginosa”

Kyle Rouen, University of California, Davis, USA – “Molecular Simulations of State-Specific Interactions with Cardiac Ion Channels for in Silico Prediction of Drug-Induced Arrhythmogenesis”

Adonis Rubio, Stanford University, USA – “Structural Insights into Cross-Reactive Antibodies Recognizing the N-Terminal and Receptor Binding Domains of the SARS-COV-2 Spike Glycoprotein”

Verena Rukes, EPFL, Switzerland – “Studying the Entropic Pulling of HSP70 at the Single-Molecule Level Using a Nanopore

Charles Russell, II, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA – “Candidalysin Pre-Pore Assembly  in Solution is Under Kinetic Control”

Jennifer A. Rybak, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA – “Investigating the Effect of PIP2 on the Homo- and Hetero-Oligomerization of EGFR and EPHA2”

Aakash Saha, University of California, Riverside, USA – “Folding and Unfolding of an Alpha-Helical Lid Govern Target Double-Stranded DNA Break in CAS12A”

Shridhar K. Sanghvi, The Ohio State University, USA – “Chloride Intracellular Ion Channel 2 Regulates the Cellular Calcium Through Modulation of Cardiac Ryanodine Receptor Channels”

Crystal Lara Santos, University of Pittsburgh, USA – “Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Regulate the Calcium-Activated Chloride Channel TMEM16A Activity”

Nadia Sarfraz, Georgetown University, USA – “Advancing RNA Visualization: Riboglow-Flim Unveils Insights for Multicellular Systems”

Mariya Savinov, New York University, USA – “Friction, Not Myosin, Directs Actin Network Contraction”

Elizabeth H. Schneider, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA – “Cholesterol Binding to the Alpha Subunit of Large Conductance, Calcium- and Voltage-Gated Potassium Channels”

Abigail Schroeter, University of Chicago, USA – “Using HDX-MS to Probe the Dynamics and Free Energy Surface of GLPG, a Helical Membrane Protein”

Samantha R. Schwarz, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA – “Elucidating the Gating Mechanisms of Disease-Related GLUN1 Y647 Variants”

Karly B. Serrano, Fisk University, USA – “The Thermodynamic Stability and Misfolding of S100A12”

Luke K. Shafik, Georgetown University, USA – “Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM) For Detection of RNA Alternative Splicing in Live Cells”

Ummay Mahfuza Shapla, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA – “Sensitivity Enhancement in Biomolecular NMR:Characterization and Optimization of LC-Photo-CIDNP for the Structural Analysis of Proteins in Solution”

Tej K. Sharma, Florida International University, USA – “Investigating rhe Effects of CTD Mutations as Plasma Membrane Association of the Marburg Virus Protein VP40”

Kai R. Sheng, The Scripps Research Institute, USA – “Augmenting the Bacterial Ribosome Assembly Structurome Using Anti-Sense Oligonucleotide Analogs”

Sydney O. Shuster, Yale University, USA – “Multispectral Vibrational Imaging for High Resolution Tracking of Live Cell Metabolic Processes”

Shannon Sim, McGill University, Canada – “γ-Tubulin Orchestrates Early Events in Mitosis That Stabilize Nascent Bipolar Spindles”

Quentin M. Smith, Imperial College London, United Kingdom – “Structural Basis of Negative Supercoiling Induced CAS9 Off-Targeting”

Ally K. Smith, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA – “Generating in Silico Protein Structural Ensembles That Agree With Solution-Based Experiments: An HDX-MS-Steered Adaptive Sampling Approach for Molecular Dynamics”

Kerri Spontarelli, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, USA – “Functional Evaluation of a CMT2DD-Causing ATP1A1 Variant”

Sonette Steczina, University of Washington, USA – “MYBPC3-C.772G>A Mutation Results on Haploinsufficiency and Altered Myosin Cycling Kinetics in a Patient Induced Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocyte Model of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy”

Madison Stringer, Washington University in Saint Louis, USA – “Impact of Crowding on Conformations and Interactions of the SARS-COV-2 Nucleocapsid Protein and RNA”

Megan Taylor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA – “Multi-Objective Machine Learning for Designing Enzyme Cofactor Specificity”

Catherine E. Thomas, University of Pittsburgh, USA – “Mutagenesis of the HIV-1 NEF Homodimerization Interface Suppresses Multiple Functions Without Altering the Core Fold”

Irin Pottanani Tom, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA – “Deciphering the Structural Basis of Molecular Logic in Dual-Sensor Photoreceptor PPHK”

Zhen Tong, The University of Chicago, USA – “Illuminating Sensory Mechanotransduction Using Cnidarian Nematocytes as a Model System”

Thomas J. Trainer, University College London, United Kingdom – “An Expanded Genetic Code for Native State, Live Labelling of Prions”

Nghi Tran, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, USA – “The Drug-Stimulated Atpase Activity of P-Glycoprotein: the Influence of Lipid Environment”

Yung-Chi Tu, University Of Colorado Anschutz, USA – “The Human Mitochondrial MRS2 Channel is a CA2+-Regulated Non-Selective Cation Channel”

Gian Marco Tuveri, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain – “Computational Reconstruction of the LDL-Receptor-Related Protein 1 (LRP1) Atomistic Structure Evolution From Super-Tertiary To Quaternary”

Justin M. Van Riper, Baylor College of Medicine, USA – “Molecular Insight Into the Mammalian SLFN14 Ribonuclease”

Franco Viscarra, University of Oxford, United Kingdom – “Computational Characterization of the Binding of Allosteric Potentiators to the α4-α4 Interface of the α4β2 LS Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor”

Ciara Wallis, Australian National University, Australia – ”A Proton-Transfer Mechanism in the Malaria Parasite Lactate/H+ Symporter Suggests a Transporter Without Conformational Changes”

Hung-Yu Wan, University of California, Davis, USA – “Elucidating the Binding Mechanism of Paramagnetic Amyloid Ligands to α-Synuclein”

Yiquan Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA – “An Explainable Language Model for Antibody Specificity Prediction Using Curated Influenza Hemagglutinin Antibodies”

Alyssa Ward, University of Tennessee, USA – “Quantification of Membrane Protein Oligomerization in Native-Like Membrane Enviroments by Simpull-Pop (Single Molecule Pulldown -Polymeric-Nanodisc Oligomer Photobleaching)”

Mae G. Weaver, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA – “Dynamic Calcium Selectivity of NMDA Receptors is Controlled ny the Amino-Terminal Domain”

Dylan R. Weaver, University of Missouri, USA – “AFM-Based Force Spectroscopy Provides Quantitative Characterization of Single Residue Contributions in Peptide-Lipid Interactions”

Shushu Wei, The University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA – “Visualizing the Structural Dynamics of G Protein-Activated A2A Adenosine Receptor at the Single-Molecule Level”

Kent Wilson, University of Washington, USA – “Sterol-Lipids Enable Large-Scale, Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation in Membranes of Only 2 Components”

Gde Bimananda M Wisna, Arizona State University, USA – “Multi-Axial Entropic Spring Tweezer Along Round DNA Origami (Maestro): Single-Molecule Holliday Junction Study and Integrin Under Tension”

Yongxian Wu, University of California, Irvine, USA – “Many-Body Effects in Machine-Learned Molecular Surface Predictions”

Yu Xu, University of Minnesota, USA – “Extracting Structural and Dynamic Information of Vesicle-to-Endosome Maturation in Live Yeast with Motion-Corrected Palm”

Divya Yadav, Johns Hopkins University, USA – “Probing the Role of DNAKJ And Trigger Factor in Folding of E.Coli Proteome”

Xiaoyuan Yang, The Ohio State University, USA – “PTUA and PTUB Assemble into an Inflammasome-Like Oligomer for Anti-Phage Defense”

Xiaowen Yang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China – “Single-Molecule Imaging to Probe the Clamp Loader Mechanics of Muts with Mutl”

Martin Yepes, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA – “Molecular Basis of Processive Peptidoglycan Synthesis by FTSWI”

Yi Zhang, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA – “Amino Acid-Dependent Material Properties of Short-Peptide Droplets”

Aspasia Zoupa, Cardiff University, United Kingdom – “Bio-Inspired Artificial Synapse with Chemically Mediated Intercompartment Communication for Single Molecule Cell-Synthetic Cell Interaction Studies”




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