Professor and Vice Chair James Bowie has been selected as a 2018 Fellow by the Biophysical Society.
Bowie is being honored for his “seminal contributions to our understanding of the folding and stability of membrane proteins”.
A pioneer in developing techniques for studying membrane protein folding, Bowie’s research has provided important insights into the physical forces that drive the process and he has helped to develop practical methods for determining membrane protein structure. In 2016, he received the Biophysical Society’s Anatrace Membrane Protein Award.
According to the Society, the award honors distinguished members who have demonstrated excellence in science, contributed to the expansion of the field of biophysics, and supported the Biophysical Society. Bowie and the seven other 2018 Fellows will be honored at the Awards Ceremony during the Biophysical Society’s 61st Annual Meeting on Monday, February 19, 2018, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
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 Biophysical Society website.
To learn more about Bowie’s research, visit his group’s website.