News Release

Takanari Inoue to receive 2024 Carolyn Cohen Innovation Award

Grant and Award Announcement

Biophysical Society

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce that Takanari Inoue, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University, will receive the 2024 Carolyn Cohen Innovation Award. Inoue will be honored at the Society’s 68th Annual Meeting, being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from February 10-14, 2024.

Inoue is being recognized for his distinguished contributions at the interfaces of cell biology, chemical and synthetic biology, and biophysics particularly for technology development to enable actuation of native, as well as artificial, cell functions with biological and biophysical implications.

“Takanari is a researcher who excels in responding to adversity with innovation. He repeatedly demonstrates that persistence and creativity in the face of challenges can result in the development of powerful new research tools,” said BPS President Taekjip Ha of Harvard Medical School. “His pioneering work continues to be recognized around the world for his contributions and it is our honor to present him with the Carolyn Cohen Innovation Award for 2024.”

About the Award - The Carolyn Cohen Innovation Award recognizes a BPS member who advances our fundamental understanding of biological systems through the development of novel theory, models, concepts, techniques, or applications. 


The Biophysical Society, founded in 1958, is a professional, scientific society established to lead an innovative global community working at the interface of the physical and life sciences, across all levels of complexity, and to foster the dissemination of that knowledge. The Society promotes growth in this expanding field through its Annual Meeting, publications, and outreach activities. Its 7,500 members are located throughout the world, where they teach and conduct research in colleges, universities, laboratories, government agencies, and industry.


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