Kobilka elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Brian Kobilka was among the 197 “thinkers and doers” elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015. The academy, one of the country’s most prestigious honorary societies, is a leading center for independent policy research.
Goodman receives Faculty Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion
Miriam B. Goodman, PhD, and Joseph Lipsick, MD, PhD, professor of pathology and of genetics, received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion. This award recognizes faculty who make distinguished contributions toward enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the biosciences.
Brunger awarded Bernard Katz Award of the Biophysical Society
The Sir Bernard Katz Award for Excellence in Research on Exocytosis and Endocytosis is named after the investigator who established the exocytotic nature of synaptic transmission and discovered the ligand-gated channel basis for the post-synaptic response.
Miriam Goodman awarded the Michael and Kate Bárány Award for Young Investigators
In 2014, Miriam Goodman was awarded the Michael and Kate Bárány Award for Young Investigators for her innovative and creative interdisciplinary work on fundamental biophysical questions of mechanotransduction.
Thomas Südhof wins the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology
Neuroscientist Thomas Südhof, MD, professor of molecular and cellular physiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Christopher Garcia inducted into the Academy of Sciences
Three School of Medicine faculty members have been named as new members of the National Academy of Sciences. The academy is an honorific society that recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Steven Chu elected as a Foreign Member of the Royal Society
He also pioneered the development of atom interferometry for precision measurement, and he introduced methods to visualize and manipulate single bio-molecules simultaneously with optical tweezers. Throughout his career, he has sought new solutions to the energy and climate challenges.
Paul F. Cranefield Award to Merritt C. Maduke
In 2008 the leadership of the Society selected Merritt C. Maduke of Stanford University for the Cranefield Award. The Cranefield Award was given to Dr. Maduke for a pair of papers characterizing chloride and voltage-dependent fast gating of ClC-0 channels.
Axel Brunger wins inaugural ASBMB DeLano Award
Axel was the principal designer of CNS, which for over a decade has been the standard refinement program used by the structural (biology) community,” said James A.Wells of the University of California, San Francisco, one of Brunger’s nominators. “He has clearly made enormous contributions to structural biology by defining, developing and automating crystallographic refinement methods.”