Public Release:  Biophysical Society announces winners of 2014 Minority Affairs Committee Travel Awards

Biophysical Society

Rockville, MD-- The Biophysical Society has announced the winner of its Minority Affairs Committee Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society's 58th Annual Meeting at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, February 15-19, 2014. The awards are meant to encourage participation at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting by minority students and postdoctoral fellows currently studying biophysics. Recipients will be honored at a reception on Saturday, February 15.

The 2014 recipients of the Minority Travel Award are:

  • Marcio Duarte Albasini Mourao, The Mathematical Biosciences Institute, UNRAVELLING THE IMPACT OF OBSTACLES IN DIFFUSION AND KINETICS OF AN ENZYME CATALYSED REACTION

  • Jeremiah Babcock, University of Texas, San Antonio, THE TRANSPORTATION POTENTIAL OF HUMAN SERUM ALBUMIN FOR MIR106A

  • Rene Barro-Soria, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, KCNE1 SEPARATES THE MAIN VOLTAGE SENSOR MOVEMENT AND CHANNEL OPENING IN KCNQ1/KCNE1 CHANNELS

  • Ashton Brock, University of Virginia, INFLUENCE OF DETERGENT PROPERTIES ON THE SOLUBILIZATION AND FUNCTION OF MEMBRANE PROTEINS

  • Jodian Brown, University of Maryland Baltimore County, UNDERSTANDING THE MOLECULAR MECHANISM OF SYNERGISTIC INHIBITION IN THE HEPATITIS C VIRUS (HCV) POLYMERASE USING MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS AND FREE ENERGY CALCULATIONS

  • Igal Bucay, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, DETERMINANTS OF FIBRINOLYSIS IN SINGLE FIBRIN FIBERS.

  • James Campbell, Baylor College of Medicine, INSIGHTS INTO THE CYCLIC NUCLEOTIDE SELECTIVITY MECHANISM OF CYCLIC GMP DEPENDENT PROTEIN KINASE II

  • Jacqueline Esquiaqui, University of Florida, STUDYING DYNAMICS AND CONFORMATIONAL CHANGES IN THE GLYCINE RIBOSWITCH USING ELECTRON PARAMAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPY

  • Liezl Francisco, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, SMALL MOLECULE INHIBITORS OF INTERACTION BETWEEN ERCC1 AND XPA

  • Melissa Hernandez, University of New Mexico, EFFECT OF UREA ON THE SURFACE AND MEMBRANE ACTIVITY OF AMYLOID BETA PEPTIDE

  • Mariel Jimenez, University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras, DID CLASS 1 AND CLASS 2 AMINOACYL TRNA SYNTHETASES DESCEND FROM GENETICALLY COMPLIMENTARY, CATALYTICALLY ACTIVE ATP-BINDING MOTIFS?

  • Gelson Pagan Diaz, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, A NEW LASER-DRIVEN NMR PULSE SEQUENCE FOR NMR SENSITIVITY ENHANCEMENT

  • Jan-Michael Rives, Rutgers Medical School, REGULATION OF TRPV1 BY PHOSPHOINOSITIDES AND OTHER NEGATIVELY CHARGED LIPIDS

  • Tomas Rodriguez, University of California, Davis, TRACKING PAIRING AND COMPACTION OF MEIOTIC CHROMOSOMES USING FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY IN SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE

  • Daniel Schlingman, Yale University, ROUTES TO DNA ACCESSIBILITY: ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS FOR NUCLEOSOME UNWINDING

  • Chanrith Siv, University of Michigan, UNDERSTANDING THE PATHOGENICITY OF VIBRIO CHOLERAE VIA TWO-COLOR LIVE-CELL SUPER-RESOLUTION MICROSCOPY

  • Johnnie Wright, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, ION EXCLUSION FROM MULTILAMELLAR LIPID VESICLES

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The Biophysical Society, founded in 1957, is a professional, scientific Society established to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. The Society promotes growth in this expanding field through its annual meeting, monthly journal, and committee and outreach activities. Its 9000 members are located throughout the U.S. and the world, where they teach and conduct research in colleges, universities, laboratories, government agencies, and industry. For more information on these awards, the Society, or the 2013 Annual Meeting, visit http://www.biophysics.org.

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