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Doug Barrick to Receive 2021 Emily M. Gray Award

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce that Doug Barrick, PhD, professor at the Johns Hopkins University, Maryland been named the recipient of the 2021 Emily M. Gray Award. Barrick will be honored at the Society’s 65th Annual Meeting, being held virtually, February 22-26, 2021.

Barrick will be recognized for his work in the development of internationally renowned, transdisciplinary training initiatives in neurophysics and neurophotonics that have provided hands-on training for numerous students and postdoctoral fellows.

“It is vital that our community celebrates scientists who significantly contribute their time, expertise and enthusiasm in classrooms across the world,” said BPS President Catherine A. Royer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. “Doug’s recent textbook on Biothermodynamics is outstanding and is sure to become a classic. Doug is passionate about mentoring the next generation and his impact will be felt for years to come.”

The Emily M. Gray Award is given for significant contributions to education in biophysics, contributions that may include a distinguished record of excellence in classroom instruction, in mentoring research scientists at any level, in developing novel educational methods or materials, in promoting scientific outreach efforts to the public or to youth, in generating a track record of attracting new students to the field of biophysics, or in otherwise fostering an environment exceptionally conducive to education in biophysics. The award is given biennially.


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