The Biophysical Society is delighted to announce its 2010 Society Fellows. Fellows are chosen based on their demonstrated excellence in science, contributions to the expansion of the field of biophysics, and support of the Biophysical Society. The Fellows will be honored at the Awards Ceremony during the Biophysical Society's 54th Annual Meeting on Monday February 22, 2010 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California. The Fellows are:
Steven M. Block of Stanford University who was chosen for his innovative approaches to broaden our understanding of mechanical forces on the structure and function of biological macromolecules;
David S. Cafiso of the University of Virginia who was chosen for his seminal contributions to our understanding of the electrostatic properties of membrane bilayers, membrane protein structure, and protein-lipid interactions;
G. Marius Clore of the National Institutes of Health, NIDDK who was chosen for pioneering contributions in the development of NMR spectroscopy for structural characterization of biological macromolecules;
Michael A. Edidin of John Hopkins University for his continual, highly original and scholarly contributions to the understanding of biomembranes;
Shelagh Ferguson-Miller of Michigan State University for contributions to understanding the structure and function of integral membrane proteins involved in respiratory electron transport, as well as detergent-based methodologies for isolation, purification and crystallization of membrane proteins; and
Andrew Joshua Wand of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, for numerous advances in the understanding of protein structure, function and dynamics through the application of state-of-the art magnetic resonance methodologies.