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Biophysical Society announces winners of 2016 Committee for Inclusion and Diversity Travel Awards

Biophysical Society

The Biophysical Society has announced the winner of its Committee for Inclusion and Diversity (CID) Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society's 60th Annual Meeting at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, February 27-March 2, 2016. The awards are intended to encourage participation at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting by students and postdoctoral fellows underrepresented in the biomedical sciences currently studying biophysics. Recipients will be honored at a reception on Saturday, February 27.

The 2016 recipients of the CID Travel Award are:

Syed Ali, University of Texas Medical Branch, DEFINING THE PROTEIN:PROTEIN INTERACTION INTERFACE OF FGF14:NAV1.6 COMPLEX.

Crystal Archer, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, BIOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF THE REGULATION OF KV7 CHANNELS BY PIP2 AND CALMODULIN.

Kayla Bell, Indiana University, NON-CANONICAL MICROTUBULE INTERACTION BY YEAST KINESIN-5, CIN8.

Cheavar Blair, University of Kentucky, MYOCARDIUM FROM THE LEFT AND RIGHT VENTRICLES OF HUMAN HEARTS HAVE SIMILAR MECHANICAL PROPERTIES.

Christina Chisholm, University of Massachusetts Amherst, ELUCIDATING THE PH DEPENDENT MECHANISM OF OMPG GATING.

Christina Garza, University of Colorado, Denver, COMBINED QM/MM DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS OF PROTON TRANSFER IN E. COLI CLC CHLORIDE/PROTON ANTIPORTER.

Theanne Griffith, Northwestern University, IDENTIFICATION OF FUNCTIONAL DETERMINANTS OF KAINATE RECEPTOR MODULATION BY AUXILIARY PROTEIN NETO2.

Shahidul Islam, Sultan Qaboos University, STRUCTURAL-FUNCTION STUDY OF MEMBRANE PROTEINS WITH RESTRAINED-ENSEMBLE AND DUMMY SPIN-LABEL MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS.

Jenny Le, Ohio State University, CHARACTERIZATION OF NUCLEOSOMES USING DNA ORIGAMI.

Patrick McCarter, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, TOWARD A COMPREHENSIVE MODEL OF FEEDBACK REGULATION IN A YEAST STRESS RESPONSE PATHWAY.

Melanie Muller, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, MOLECULAR BASIS FOR LIPID SPECIFICITY OF THE COAGULATION FACTOR X MEMBRANE-BINDING DOMAIN.

Vanessa Nguyen, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, A NOVEL SOLUBLE PEPTIDE WITH PH-RESPONSIVE MEMBRANE INSERTION.

Keon Reid, Emory University, EXPLORING THE INSERTION MECHANISM OF SVS-1 β-HAIRPIN PEPTIDE INTO AN ANIONIC LIPID BILAYER.

Hengameh Shams, University of California, Berkeley, MOLECULAR MECHANISM OF α-ACTININ BINDING TO F-ACTIN: EFFECT OF K255E MUTATION.

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The Biophysical Society, founded in 1958, 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 2016 Annual Meeting, visit http://www.biophysics.org.

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