News & Announcements Archive

Taekjip Ha announced as a 2020 Biophysical Society Fellow

The Biophysical Society has announced Taekjip Ha, PhD, as one of its 2020 Society Fellows. The Society awards members who have demonstrated excellence in science, contributed to the expansion of the field of biophysics, and supported the Biophysical Society.  Fellows will be honored at the Awards Ceremony during the Biophysical Society’s 64th Annual Meeting in […]

Karen Fleming wins Provost’s Prize for Faculty Excellence in Diversity

Karen Fleming, professor in the Department of Biophysics, was awarded the prestigious Provost’s Prize for Faculty Excellence in Diversity. The prize began as part of the Faculty Diversity Initiative and celebrates faculty work that promotes understanding of and solidarity for the confluence of cultures that embody the global world, and for the contribution of the […]

Biophysics junior Kathy Le named Goldwater Scholar

One of three Hopkins students named Goldwater Scholars: Kathy Le is a first-generation college student studying biophysics, a discipline the junior says has the potential solve some of the world’s greatest biomedical problems. In the lab of Erika Matunis at the School of Medicine, Le has researched stem cell competition in the Drosophila melanogaster testis to […]

Biophysics Senior, Melissa Mai, earns Hertz Graduate Fellowship

Melissa Mai, who will graduate next month with a bachelor’s degree in biophysics and mathematics, will head to Harvard University this fall to begin working toward her PhD in biophysics as a Hertz Graduate Fellow, an exclusive national award that recognizes outstanding physical, biological, and engineering science students who demonstrate the potential to change the […]

Biophysics Undergraduate Chloe Pacyna named to 2018 Marshall Scholars

Chloe Pacyna is one of two Johns Hopkins University seniors heading to the UK to complete graduate studies after being named Marshall Scholar. Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK […]

Biophysics Undergraduate Melissa Mai to earn Astronaut Scholarship

Two Johns Hopkins undergraduate students, Vinay Ayyappan and Melissa Mai, are among 50 individuals from 36 U.S. universities to earn Astronaut Scholarships in recognition of their academic merit and promise in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Read more in The Hub.

Prof. Doug Barrick recently published “Biomolecular Thermodynamics: From Theory to Application”

Prof. Barrick’s book provides a comprehensive, contemporary introduction to developing a quantitative understanding of how biological macromolecules behave using classical and statistical thermodynamics. Dr. Barrick focuses on practical skills needed to apply the underlying equations in real life examples. The text develops mechanistic models, showing how they connect to thermodynamic observables, presenting simulations of thermodynamic […]

Bertrand Garcia-Moreno, Sua Myong, and Taekjip Ha among the Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards: 2017 Awardees

In 2017, 23 Category 1 Discovery Awards and 3 Category 2 Discovery Awards were given to interdisciplinary faculty teams across nine Johns Hopkins divisions. From investigating the use of advanced hydrogels in post-stroke rehabilitation to filming the first documentary about women conductors to determining whether metadata from mobile phones can be used to monitor demographic trends—such as […]

Prof. Karen Fleming Wins 2016 Thomas E. Thompson Award

Karen Fleming, professor in the Department of Biophysics, is the recipient of the 2016 Thomas E. Thompson Award from the Biophysical Society for her contribution in the field of membrane structure and assembly.