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Biophysical Society Selects Student Research Achievement Award Winners

SAN DIEGO, CA – The 31 winners of the annual Student Research Achievement Awards (SRAA) were recognized at the 64th Biophysical Society Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony on February 17, 2020. These students were selected by judges from the Society’s subgroups for their outstanding presentations during the poster competition. One hundred twenty-two students participated in the competition.

The 2020 SRAA winners are:  

Bioenergetics, Mitochondria & Metabolism
Santosh Adhikari, University of Minnesota, USA

Bioengineering
Kartik Lakshmi Rallapalli, University of California, San Diego, USA
Wan-Zhen Lin, University of Southern California, USA

Biological Fluorescence
Reena R. Beggs, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Jia Hui Li, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Jinho Park, Seoul National University, South Korea     

Biopolymers in vivo
Furqan Dar, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Meranda Masse, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Channels, Receptors & Transporters
Natsuki Mizutani, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan
Che Chun Alex Tsui, University of Oxford, UK and Scripps Research Institute, USA                 

Cryo-EM
Hamidreza Rahmani, Florida State University, USA     

Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
Ibraheem Alshareedah, University of Buffalo, USA
Andrea Guljas, University of Toronto, Canada

Macromolecular Machines & Assembly
Joel C. Heisler, University of California, Merced, USA
Jenny Liu, Northwestern University, USA
Dhiman Ray, University of California, Irvine, USA

Mechanobiology     
Jeffrey Lotthammer, Ohio State University, USA     
Hao-Che Wang, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Membrane Fusion, Fission & Traffic     
Elif S. Köksal, University of Oslo Center for Molecular Medicine, Norway
Travis J. Morgenstern, Columbia University, USA

Membrane Structure & Function
Ewa Drab, University of Geneva, Switzerland     
Moshe T. Gordon, University of Colorado, USA                                                    

Membrane Transport
Shanlin Rao, University of Oxford, UK     
Maiwase Tembo, University of Pittsburgh, USA           

Motility & Cytoskeleton     
Abby Jurgensmeier, Wichita State University, USA     
Zhenhui Liu, Johns Hopkins University, USA     

Nanoscale Approaches     
Sean Carney, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Rachel Leicher, Rockefeller University, USA     
Kamila R. Mustafina, McGill University, Canada                                         

Physical Cell Biology     
Dushyant Mehra, Mayo Clinic, USA
Vinh H. Vu, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA



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