Walter Chazin named Biophysical Society Fellow

MBTP Director Walter Chazin, Ph.D., has been named as a 2016 Society Fellow of the Biophysical Society. The award honors the Society’s distinguished members who have demonstrated sustained scientific excellence. Dr. Chazin, professor of Biochemistry, is recognized for his pioneering work using NMR and other biophysical techniques to relate the structure and dynamics of proteins to their biological function in processes ranging from calcium sensing to DNA repair. He and the eight other Fellows named this year will be honored at the Award Ceremony during the Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting on February 29, 2016 in Los Angeles. For more information on this award, the Society or the 2016 Annual Meeting, visit the Biophysical Society website.

Jens Meiler wins Bessel Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jens Meiler, on receiving a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation for outstanding research accomplishments and exceptional promise for the future. This honor recognizes Dr. Meiler for his international renown as a scientist and his cutting-edge research record in the field of structural biology. In collaboration with researchers from Leipzig University and colleagues here at Vanderbilt University he researches G-Protein Coupled Receptors, an important class of sensor molecules that are often targeted by therapeutics. Leipzig Professor Annette Beck-Sickinger nominated Dr. Meiler for this award. Read more on the Center for Structural Biology website.

Qiuyan Chen receives Karpay Award

Congratulations to Qiuyan Chen on being named the 2016 recipient of The Anne Karpay Award in Structural Biology. Qiuyan is co-mentored by Dr. Tina Iverson and Dr. Seva Gurevich in the Department of Pharmacology and focuses her work on the structural basis of arrestin mediated G protein coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling. Read more about Qiuyan and the Karpay Award here.


Welcome from the Program Director, Walter Chazin
Featured Student
Featured Faculty
Welcome to the Vanderbilt Molecular Biophysics Training Program website.
See more
Qiuyan Chen
Starting Year: 2011 Pharmacology.
See more
Brandt Eichman (Biological Sciences) - DNA transactions at an atomic level.
See more
Professor Walter Chazin, Program Director • Vanderbilt University • Center for Structural Biology • 5140 BIOSCI/Medical Research Building III
Nashville, TN 37232-8725 •Phone: 615-936-2210 • FAX: 615-936-2211 •