ROCKVILLE, MD – The Biophysical Society (BPS) has named Elizabeth Rhoades, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, as its 2019 Michael and Kate Bárány Award winner. Rhoades will be honored at the Society's 63rd Annual Meeting at the Baltimore Convention Center on March 5, 2019, during the annual Awards Symposium.
Rhoades is being honored for her outstanding experimental abilities, parsimonious interpretation and deep insights into structure-function relations in disordered systems, providing reliable structural information on how conditions, modifications, and interactions alter their conformational landscapes. The Society will also highlight her innovative use of single-molecule tools in both intra and extra-cellular milieus.
"Our Society is committed to creating opportunities for young researchers pursuing scientific careers," said BPS President Angela Gronenborn, University of Pittsburgh. "The Michael and Kate Bárány Award for Young Investigators recognizes an outstanding contribution to biophysics by a person who has not achieved the rank of full professor. Liz has already significantly contributed to our fundamental understanding of structure-function relations in disordered systems and we are excited to follow her continued growth as a scientist."
The Michael and Kate Bárány Award for Young Investigators recognizes an outstanding contribution to biophysics by a person who has not achieved the rank of full professor at the time of nomination. In recognition of the endowment gift from Michael and Kate Bárány, the award was renamed in 1998.
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.