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.