Biophysical Society announces winners of 2018 CPOW Travel Awards

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The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its annual CPOW Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society's 62nd Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, February 17- 21, 2018. CPOW, the Society's Committee for Professional Opportunities for Women, offers these travel fellowships to increase the number of women biophysicists and encourage their participation at the Meeting. The recipients of this competitive award must be female postdoctoral fellows or mid-career scientists presenting a poster or oral presentation at the conference. Each awardee receives a travel grant and will be recognized at a reception on Saturday, February 21, at the Moscone Center.

The 2016 recipients of the CPOW Travel Award, along with their affiliation and abstract title, are:

Gunjan Agarwal, Ohio State University, DIRECT AND INDIRECT MAGNETIC FORCE MICROSCOPY IN HISTOLOGY

Anita Alvarez Laviada, Imperial College of London, DISSECTING FUNCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF GAP JUNCTIONAL PROTEINS AND SODIUM CHANNELS USING SUPER-RESOLUTION PATCH-CLAMP

Marianela Dalghi, University of Pittsburgh, ROLE OF PIEZO CHANNELS IN UROTHELIAL CELL MECHANOTRANSDUCTION

Zohreh Farsi, Max-Delbrück Center, CLATHRIN COAT CONTROLS VESICLE ACIDIFICATION BY BLOCKING VACUOLAR ATPASE ACTIVITY

Kathrin Lehmann, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), DYNAMICS OF HISTONE H3 TAILS IN MONONUCLEOSOMES STUDIED BY SINGLE-MOLECULE FRET AND MD SIMULATIONS

Mingyue Li, University of Pittsburgh, STRUCTURAL PLASTICITY OF THE PIVOTAL CYTOCHROME C/CARDIOLIPIN COMPLEX IN MITOCHONDRIAL APOPTOSIS

Jianing Li, University of Vermont, MOLECULAR BASIS OF CLASS B GPCRS REVEALED BY MULTISCALE MODELING

Viviana Monje-Galvan, The University of Chicago, MOLECULAR INTERACTIONS OF THE MATRIX DOMAIN OF HIV-1 GAG PROTEIN AT THE MEMBRANE INTERFACE

Emma Morrison, University of Iowa, HISTONE H3 TAIL CONFORMATION REGULATES NUCLEOSOME ASSOCIATION BY THE BPTF PHD FINGER

Martina Pannuzzo, Carnegie Mellon University, ALL IN ONE: GTP-MEDIATED MEMBRANE STRANGLING, FISSION, AND DYNAMIN SCAFFOLD DISASSEMBLY

Maria Queralt-Martin, NICHD, NIH, ASSESSING THE ROLE OF RESIDUE E73 IN VDAC1 VOLTAGE GATING

Lina Rivillas-Acevedo, Universidad Autónoma Del Estado De Morelos, Mexico, SPECTROSCOPIC STUDY OF Cu(II) BINDING TO LIGHT CHAIN 6aJL2 AND ITS EFFECT ON AMYLOID FIBER FORMATION

Miranda Schmidt, Simon Fraser University, CHARACTERIZATION OF PHASES AND INTERACTIONS AMONG LIPIDS INVOLVED IN DRUG DELIVERY: AN NMR AND SMALL-ANGLE X-RAY SCATTERING STUDY

Maria E. Solesio Torregrosa, New York University, INORGANIC POLYPHOSPHATE (POLYP) PROMOTES PROTEIN AGGREGATION TO PROTECT MITOCHONDRIA AGAINST STRESS.

Raya Sorkin, Vrije Univit Amsterdam, THE SOFT SIDE OF EXTRACELLULAR VESICLES

Jing Xu, University of California, Merced, NATIVE KINESIN-1 DOES NOT PREFERENTIALLY BIND TO GTP-RICH MICROTUBULES IN VITRO

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 2018 Annual Meeting, visit http://www.biophysics.org.

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