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Tanja Mittag to Receive 2021 Michael and Kate Bárány Award

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce that Tanja Mittag, PhD, Associate Professor of Structural Biology at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee will receive the Michael and Kate Bárány Award. Mittag will be honored at the Society’s 65th Annual Meeting, being held virtually, February 22-26, 2021.

Mittag is being recognized for her rigorous and foundational contributions to the field of macromolecular condensates and their biological relevance. The award is intended to recognize an outstanding contribution to biophysics by a person who has not achieved the rank of full professor at the time of nomination.

“The Biophysical Society is committed to creating opportunities for young researchers pursuing scientific careers,” said BPS President Catherine A. Royer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. “Tanja is a star among young biophysicists and her work has been central in identifying and highlighting the importance of IDRs in phase separation of membrane-less organelles. We are excited to follow her career and achievements in future.”

The Michael and Kate Bárány Award for Young Investigators recognizes an outstanding contribution to biophysics by a person who has not achieved the rank of full professor at the time of nomination. In recognition of the endowment gift from Michael and Kate Bárány, the award was renamed in 1998.



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