Mickolajczyk named recipient of Biophysical Society Education Committee Travel Award

01/06/2016

Rockville, MD—The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its Education Committee Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California, February 27-March 2, 2016. The recipients of this competitive award, all of whom are students and postdoctoral fellows, are selected based on scientific merit. Each awardee will be presenting their research during the meeting, will receive a travel grant, and will be recognized at a reception on Saturday, February 27, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. 

Penn State recipients of the 2016 Education Committee Travel Award, along with their institutional affiliation and abstract title, are:

  • Keith Mickolajczyk, Pennsylvania State University, Bioengineering, KINETICS OF NUCLEOTIDE-DEPENDENT STRUCTURAL TRANSITIONS IN THE KINESIN-1 HYDROLYSIS CYCLE
  • Krishna Kanti Dey, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry, IMPULSIVE ENZYMES: A NEW FORCE IN MECHANOBIOLOGY
  • Manmeet Raval, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, CHARACTERIZATION OF A UNIQUE MYOSIN IIIA DEAFNESS MUTATION WHICH ENHANCES ACTIN-SLIDING VELOCITY BUT ABOLISHES FILOPODIA TIP LOCALIZATION.

A full list of recipients can be viewed here.

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 www.biophysics.org.

 

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