Edward H. Egelman: Biophysical Society President-Elect

Biophysical Society to announces the result of its 2013 elections, including President-elect Edward Egelman, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at UVA School of Medicine.

Aug, 15, from the Biophysical Society:  The 9000-member Biophysical Society is pleased to announce the result of its 2013 elections.

Edward H. Egelman has been elected President-elect of the Biophysical Society.  He will assume the office of President-elect at the 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California and begin his term as President during the 2015 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

Egelman is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Virginia. He received his PhD in Biophysics from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Egelman has been a member of the Biophysical Society since 1984. “I am truly honored to be elected to this position at a time when the Biophysical Society has never been stronger and when biophysics is having an increasing impact in all aspects of biological research,” said Egelman. “While there are certainly challenges ahead, I look forward to helping the Society project the message that not only is biophysics research an important component of improving health and combating disease, it is also an engine for technical innovation and economic growth.”

In addition to electing the President-elect, the membership also elected four Society members to serve on Council. They are:

  • Kalina Hristova, Johns Hopkins University;
  • Jody Puglisi, Stanford University;
  • Olga Boudker, Weill Cornell Medical College;
  • Michael Pusch, Institute of Biophysics, CNR, Italy.

They will begin their three year terms at the 2014 Annual Meeting. 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 members are located throughout the U.S. and the world, where they teach and conduct research in colleges, universities, laboratories, government agencies, and industry.

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