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Biophysical Society announces winners of 2008 Minority Travel Awards
Date:12/21/2007

Bethesda, MD The Biophysical Society has announced the winner of its Minority Travel Awards to attend the the Joint Meeting of the Biophysical Society and the International Biophysics Congress in Long Beach, California, February 2-6, 2008. The awards are meant to encourage participation at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting by minority students currently studying biophysics. Recipients will be honored at a reception on February 2, 2008.

The 2008 recipients of the Minority Travel Awards are:

  • Carol Bell, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Progress Towards Hollow Waveguide-Enhanced Laser-Induced Fluorescence Measurements.

  • Arnette Block, Prairie View A&M University, Non-muscle Myosin-IIA specific Roles in Driving Lamellipodial Protrusion During cos-7 Cell Spreading.

  • Eric Botello, Rice University, Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy Studies of Protein Folding Under Denaturing Environment.

  • Myriam, Diaz-Martienz, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Pedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Binding of Substrate in the Heme Pocket of Amphitrite ornata Dehaloperoxidase Induces Soret Band Shifts.

  • Neville Forlemu, University of North Dakota, Brownian Dynamics Simulations of Enzyme-Enzyme Interactions and Ligand Transfer.

  • Thomas Freeman, Tulane University, Expression, Refolding and Characterization of Predicted Beta-Barrel Proteins from Salmonella typhimurium LT2.

  • Jeffy Jimenez, University of South Florida, Destabilizing Aggregation Conditions of A Proteins: Alzheimers Disease Passive Immunotherapy.

  • Eric Johnson, University of Texas San Antonio, Effects of Porphyrins on Tubulin Polymerization.

  • Ann Kimble-Hill, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Biophysical Mechanisms of Protein Recruitment To Raft Domains Studied Using Planar Model Membranes: Recruitmen
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Contact: Ellen R. Weiss
eweiss@biophysics.org
301-634-7176
Biophysical Society
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