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L. Mario Amzel Named Biophysical Society Fellow - 09/15/2015

L. Mario Amzel Named Biophysical Society Fellow

Release Date: September 15, 2015
L. Mario Amzel
L. Mario Amzel, Ph.D.
Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine

L. Mario Amzel, Ph.D., director of the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been named a 2016 Fellow of the Biophysical Society. The award honors society members who have demonstrated excellence in science, contributed to the expansion of the field of biophysics and supported the Biophysical Society.

The Biophysical Society, founded in 1958, is a professional scientific organization established to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. It promotes growth in this expanding field through its annual meeting, monthly journal, and committee and outreach activities. Its 9,000 members, who are located throughout the world, teach and conduct research in colleges, universities, laboratories, government agencies and industry.

Amzel was specifically honored for his outstanding contributions in structural biology and protein physical chemistry, disseminating biophysical approaches in the communities of medicine and biology, and promoting science research and education in developing countries.

“Biophysics represents one of the frontiers in biological and biomedical research,” he says. “Members of the Biophysical Society share the responsibility to spread the use of biophysical concepts and methods across the globe to all realms of science.”

Amzel and eight other newly named fellows will be honored during the Biophysical Society’s 60th annual meeting on Feb. 29, 2016, in Los Angeles.