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Biophysical Society announces winners of 2011 Student Travel Awards
Date:12/21/2010

The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its student travel award to attend the Biophysical Society's 55th Annual Meeting at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland, March 5-9, 2011. The recipients of this competitive award are selected based on scientific merit, with priority given to those who will present a paper at the conference. Each awardee receives a travel grant and will be recognized at a reception on Saturday, March 5.

The 2011 recipients of the Student Travel Award are:

  • Stacey Barnaby, Fordham University, ELLAGIC ACID NANOTUBULAR AND POLY-CATIONIC CONJUGATES AS NANO-CARRIERS FOR DELIVERY INTO MAMMALIAN CELLS.

  • Claudio Berti, University of Bologna, Italy, A NOVEL BROWNIAN-DYNAMICS ALGORITHM FOR THE SIMULATION OF ION CONDUCTION THROUGH MEMBRANE PORES.

  • Elizabeth Bode, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, CHANGES OF SERCA ACTIVITY HAVE PROPORTIONATELY SMALLER EFFECTS ON SARCOPLASMIC RETICULUM CALCIUM CONTENT.

  • Urska Bukovnik, Kansas State University, SYNTHETIC PEPTIDE-BASED CHANNELS: CANDIDATES FOR TREATMENTS OF CHANNELOPATHIES.

  • Margaret Elvekrog, Columbia University, THE ROLE OF INITIATION FACTOR 3 STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS IN REGULATING THE FIDELITY OF TRANSLATION INITIATION.

  • Sebastian Fiedler, University of Kaiserslautem, Germany, PROTEIN UNFOLDING AND REFOLDING BY MULTIDIMENSIONAL SPECTROSCOPY.

  • Maria Frushicheva, University of Southern California, COMPUTATIONAL ENZYME DESIGN: REFINING ARTIFICIAL ENZYMES AND EXPLORING PATHS OF DIRECTED EVOLUTION.

  • Ece Gaffarogullari, University of Minnesota, ROLE OF N-MYRISTOYLATION OF CAMP-DEPENDENT PROTEIN KINASE A IN RECOGNITION AND PHOSPHORYLATION OF MEMBRANE-BOUND SUBSTRATES.

  • Maarten Gees, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, MOLECULAR DETERMINANTS OF TRPV1 STIMULATION BY MUSTARD OIL.

  • Andree Gravel, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada, THE SELECTIVITY FILTER OF THE HERG CHANNEL - NMR STUDY OF ITS STRUCTURE AND INTERACTION WITH MEMBRANES AND DRUGS INVOLVED IN THE LONG QT SYNDROME.

  • Michael Green, Willamette University, STUDIES OF THE FORCE-DEPENDENT MOTOR ACTIVITY OF MYOSIN I.

  • Nicola Harris, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE REVERSIBLE FOLDING OF THE TWO DOMAIN HELICAL TRANSPORTER LACTOSE PERMEASE.

  • James Henderson, University of Chicago, CHARACTERIZING A DETERGENT-LIKE COMMONALITY AMONG ANTIMICROBIAL PEPTIDES WITH STRUCTURAL AND MECHANISTIC DIFFERENCES.

  • Jacqueline Hill Tudor, Case Western Reserve University, PACAP-EVOKED ADRENAL EXCITATION IS DUE TO MEMBRANE DEPOLARIZATION AND FACILITATION OF AN LVA CALCIUM CHANNEL.

  • Derek Ho, University of Guelph, Canada, CHARACTERIZATION OF THE COLICIN E1 CHANNEL USING GENETICALLY ENCODED FLUORESCENCE.

  • Annas Javed, University of Texas, CONTROLLED PHOTO ELECTRO THERMAL GENERATION OF MICRO BUBBLE FOR MANIPULATION OF CELLS.

  • Robin Johnson, Univeristy of Michigan, DIRECT OBSERVATION OF SINGLE OLIGOMERS OF THE ALZHEIMER'S AMYLOID-β PEPTIDE ON LIVE CELL MEMBRANES.

  • David Jones, Simon Fraser University, Canada, TURRET HISTIDINES IN PH MODULATION OF THE CARDIAC VOLTAGE-GATED SODIUM CHANNEL.

  • Sarah Kampert, University of Michigan, COMBINATION OF PHOSPHOMIMETIC SUBSTITUTIONS WITHIN CARDIAC TROPONIN I CAUSE FUNCTIONAL CROSS-TALK.

  • Robert Keller, University of Essex, United Kingdom, INVESTIGATING NUCLEOTIDE EXCISION DNA REPAIR BY SINGLE-MOLECULE IMAGING OF QUANTUM DOT LABELED PROTEINS REVEALS UNIQUE SCANNING MECHANISMS.

  • Elena Koslover, Stanford University, TARGET SITE LOCALIZATION DYNAMICS OF DNA-BINDING PROTEINS IN VIVO.

  • Pradeep Kota, University of North Carolina, ENGINEERED ALLOSTERIC ACTIVATION OF KINASES IN LIVING CELLS.

  • Eileen Krenzel, Boston University, RELATIVE AFFINITIES OF FATTY ACID BINDING SITES ON HUMAN SERUM ALBUMIN PROBED BY 2D-NMR.

  • Alex Kreutzberger, University of North Carolina, ON THE ORIGIN OF MULTI-EXPONENTIAL KINETICS IN PEPTIDE BINDING TO PHOSPHOLIPID VESICLES.

  • Jane Lee, University of California, Merced, USING SIMPLE WATER:VACUUM ENERGETICS TO MODEL PHOSPHOLIPID BILAYER ELECTROPERMEABILIZATION.

  • Shih-Wei Liu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, DIRECT OBSERVATION OF REPLICATIVE HELICASE DNAC BY SINGLE-MOLECULE TETHERED PARTICLE MOTION (TPM) EXPERIMENTS.

  • Campion Loong, Flordia State University, FLEXIBILITY CHANGE IN HUMAN CARDIAC α-TROPOMYOSIN E180G MUTANT: POSSIBLE LINK TO CARDIAC HYPERTROPHY.

  • Benjamin Machta, Cornell University, CRITICALITY IN PLASMA MEMBRANES.

  • Matthew Eddy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, INVESTIGATING VDAC GATING VIA MAGIC ANGLE SPINNING NMR AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS UNDER EXTREME PH CONDITIONS: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE VOLTAGE-GATING MECHANISM.

  • Boern Meier, Ludwig-Maximillians University, Germany, DYNAMICS OF INTRACELLULAR SIGNALING IN SPATIO-TEMPORALLY VARYING CHEMOTACTIC GRADIENT FIELDS.

  • Sandrine Morlot, University of Geneva, Switzerland, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF MEMBRANE DEFORMATION AND FISSION INDUCED BY DYNAMIN GTPASE ACTIVITY.

  • Heather Orrell, University of California, Merced, MULTIVALENT CATION REGULATION OF CARDIAC CALSEQUESTRIN: A SPECTROSCOPIC AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL STUDY.

  • Wei Ouyang, Syracuse University, PROBING THE RNA BINDING SURFACE OF THE HIV-1 NUCLEOCAPSID PROTEIN BY SITE-DIRECTED MUTAGENESIS.

  • Tatiana Perevozchikova, University of Tennessee, STRUCTURAL VARIATIONS IN THE AGGREGATION PATHWAYS OF NORMAL AND PATHOLOGICAL HUNTINGTIN-LIKE PEPTIDES.

  • Ashlee Plummer, North Carolina State University, MAKING SUBSTRATES OUT OF INHIBITORS: DISTAL CAVITY MUTATIONS IN DEHALOPEROXIDASE FROM AMPHITRITE ORNATA.

  • Srinivas Ramachandran, University of North Carolina, THERMODYNAMIC STABILITY OF HISTONE H3 IS A NECESSARY BUT NOT SUFFICIENT DRIVING FORCE FOR ITS EVOLUTIONARY CONSERVATION.

  • Anu Rambhadran, University of Texas Health Science Center, CONFORMATIONAL CHANGES IN THE EXTRACELLULAR DOMAIN ON GLUTAMATE RECEPTORS.

  • Fabian Romano, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, INSIGHTS INTO THE MEMBRANE-INTERACTION PROPERTIES OF THE PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA TYPE III SECRETION TRANSLOCATOR POPD.

  • Samer Salamekh, University of Michigan, MOLECULAR BASIS OF THE INTERACTION BETWEEN ZINC AND THE AMYLOIDOGENIC ISLET AMYLOID POLYPEPTIDE.

  • Kanayo Satoh, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan, VISUALIZATION OF CALCIUM PUMPING ACTIVITY IN LIVING CELLS WITH A NOVEL FRET-BASED SERCA PUMP SENSOR.

  • Mark Seeger, Northwestern University, THE KINESIN-1 C-TERMINAL TAIL IS INTRINSICALLY DISORDERED.

  • Kathrin Spendier, University of New Mexico, MODELING THE COALESCENCE KINETICS OF CELL SURFACE RECEPTOR CLUSTERS.

  • Iehab Talukder, Stony Brook University, CONSTRAINING GATING ACTIONS OF SPECIFIC SUBUNITS DURING NMDA RECEPTOR ACTIVATION.

  • Luca Tubiana, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, Italy, SIMULATIONS OF VIRAL DNA PACKAGING AND EJECTION: GEOMETRICAL ORDER AND TOPOLOGICAL DISORDER.

  • Cameron Turtle, University of Washington, REDUCING THIN FILAMENT CA2+ AFFINITY WITH A CTNC VARIANT (L57Q) REDUCES FORCE BUT ENHANCES CROSS-BRIDGE DEPENDENCE OF COOPERATIVE ACTIVATION IN DEMEMBRANATED RAT TRABECULAE.

  • Lea Veras, Carnegie Mellon University, MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF Ca2+ SELECTIVITY AND Mg2+ BLOCK OF NMDA RECEPTORS.

  • Bla Vo, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany, MLOK1 LIGAND BINDING SIMULATIONS: INDUCED FIT VERSUS CONFORMATIONAL SELECTION.

  • Rauta Yakubu, University of Missouri, MONITORING PROTEIN ASSOCIATION WITH A MEMBRANE BILAYER USING ULTRAVIOLET RESONANCE RAMAN (UVRR) SPECTROSCOPY.

  • David Yampolsky, Vanderbilt University, EFFECTS OF A DISULFIDE CROSSLINK (XL) ON THE TRYPSIN CLEAVAGE PATTERN OF RABBIT CARDIAC TROPOMYOSIN (TM).


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Contact: Ellen R. Weiss
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