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Adami, Chris [2017]
Michigan State University
Citation: For the development of novel methods to study evolution using digital experimentation, as well as contributions to the use of information theory to understand biological systems.


Albert, Reka Z. [2009]
Pennsylvania State University
Citation: For pioneering work in understanding the organization and dynamics of biological networks.


Alexander Jr., Chester [1983]
University of Alabama
Citation: For his contributions to the understanding of the effects of ionizing irradiation on biologically important molecules.


Astumian, Raymond Dean [2000]
University of Chicago
Citation: For fundamental contributions to understanding the thermodynamics and mechanism of transduction of energy from a non-equilibrium chemical reaction to drive directed transport by molecular motors and pumps.


Austin, Robert Hamilton [1988]
Princeton University
Citation: For experimental investigation of the dynamics of proteins and nucleic acids.


Bakajin, Olgica [2010]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For her contributions to the development of new instrumentation for studies of protein folding and for fundamental understanding of transport and selectivity at nano-scale, with implications to understanding of membrane channels.


Bao, Gang [2007]
Georgia Institute of Technology
Citation: For pioneering contributions in the field of molecular biomechanics and seminal impacts in developing molecular sensors for diagnosis of cellular functions


Barber, Herbert Bradford [1999]
University of Arizona
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the development of semiconductor detector arrays for application to biomedical research and clinical nuclear medicine.


Barrett, Harrison Hooker [1994]
University of Arizona
Citation: For important contributions to medical physics and imaging science, particularly to the theory and practice of radionuclide imaging in nuclear medicine.


Bashir, Rashid [2012]
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Citation: For contributions to applications of nanotechnology to biology and medicine, and development of electrical and mechanical biosensors for molecules and cells


Bearden, Alan J [1978]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: Not available


Ben-Jacob, Eshel [2005]
Tel Aviv University
Citation: For innovative applications of nonequilibrium physics to complex biological systems,especially bacterial colony patterns and cultured neuron activity.


Berg, Howard C. [1990]
Harvard University
Citation: For the elucidation of complex biological phenomena, particularly chemotaxis and bacterial locomotion, through simple but penetrating physical theories and brilliant experiments.


Berger, Robert Lewis [1984]
Walter Reed Army Institute
Citation: For Pioneering and sustained contributions in the application and analysis of physical measurements in research in molecular biophysics.


Bezrukov, Sergey M. [2009]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For his seminal contributions to the physics of ion channels, thereby bridging molecular biology with physical kinetics and nonlinear dynamics by developing single-molecular methods to membrane transport and noise-facilitated signal transduction.


Bialek, William Samuel [1996]
NEC Research Institute
Citation: For his contributions in understanding the neural code and the optimization of neural processing through application of the methods of theoretical physics to problems in neuroscience.


Blagoev, Krastan [2015]
National Science Foundation
Citation: For pioneering contributions in new physics concepts to solve major problems in cancer and aging and for integrating physics principles in biology and medicine.


Bradbury, James N. [1991]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For his leadership at LAMPF in showing the way this research instrument can be used in applied field of physics.


Braun, Hans Albert [1998]
University of Marburg
Citation: For the discovery of noise mediated neuronal oscillators and for elucidating their nonlinear dynamical properties.


Brown, Michael [2011]
University of Arizona
Citation: For the development and application of nuclear spin relaxation in biophysics and applications to investigating the molecular dynamics of proteins and lipids in membranes; for introduction of concepts of membrane elastic deformation on the mesoscale to explain functional lipid-protein interactions in celluar membranes.


Brown, Truman Roscoe [1988]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For pioneering application of 13C and 3p NMR to in vivo enzyme kinetics and chemical shift imaging in three dimensions.


Bruschweiler, Rafael [2008]
Florida State University
Citation: For fundamental contributions to methodology and applications of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy in combination with novel computational approaches for the dynamic characterization of proteins in solution.


Bundschuh, Ralf A. [2012]
Ohio State University
Citation: For his significant contributions to our quantitative understanding of biophysical properties of nucleic acids and to the use of physical approaches in biological sequence analysis


Bustamante, Carlos J. [1995]
University of Oregon
Citation: For pioneering the application of optical methods and scanning probes in measurements of the properties of single DNA molecules.


Callender, Robert Howard [1985]
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Citation: For his contributions to the understanding of the energy transduction process of visual pigments and for the development of physical techniques to study spectroscopically photolabile molecules.


Campillo, Anthony Joseph [1983]
Naval Research Laboratory
Citation: For his contributions toward understanding the propagation and spatial breakup of high power laser beams and for his extensive application of novel picosecond techniques toward understanding molecular energy transfer processes.


Champion, Paul Morris [1991]
Northeastern University
Citation: For contributions to the fields of molecular biophysics and spectroscopy of heme proteins.


Chan, Shirley Suiling [2006]
Princeton University
Citation: For using sophisticated techniques to explore the spectra, structure, and dynamics of proteins and nuclei acids, and for dedicated service to the American Physical Society.


Chan, Sunney I. [1987]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For applying the resonance methods of physics to a wide variety of biological and chemical problems.


Chen, Shi-Jie [2012]
University of Missouri, Columbia
Citation: For his pioneering contributions to physics-based theoretical and computational studies of structure, stability, folding kinetics and ion effects in Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) biology


Cheung, Margaret S. [2013]
University of Houston
Citation: For her contributions to modeling and simulations necessary to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the folding, structure and function of a protein in a cellular environment.


Chialvo, Dante [2007]
Northwestern University
Citation: For advances in the understanding of physiological mechanisms using the methods of nonlinear dynamics, in particular of the bifurcations leading to cardiac sudden death and the constructive role of noise in neural coding of information.


Chou, Thomas [2013]
University of California, Los Angeles
Citation: For his diverse contributions to the development and analysis of stochastic models for transport and cellular biophysics, and his elegant mathematical models in physical biology and biomedicine.


Chow, Carson [2015]
National Institute of Health
Citation: For the development and application of mathematical models describing a broad spectrum of phenomena related to human health, including neural perception, acute inflammatory response, and body weight dynamics.


Chu, Gilbert [2018]
Stanford University
Citation: For contributions at the intersection of physics and life sciences, including PET, electrophoresis, and statistical methods for microarrays. For discovering and characterizing proteins involved in DNA repair and developing instrumentation for assessing toxicity associated with cancer chemotherapy.


Collins, James Joseph [1999]
Boston University
Citation: For the development of novel applications of nonlinear dynamics and statistical physics in biology and medicine.


de Ruyter van Steven, Robert Raimond [2000]
NEC Research Institute
Citation: For contributions to understanding the physical principles of neural computation and coding through his elegant quantitative measurement and analysis of signals, noise, and information flow in the fly visual system.


Debrunner, Peter G [1976]
University of Illinois
Citation: Not available


Deem, Michael W. [2006]
Rice University
Citation: For his elegant and pioneering work on the connection between spin glass physics and complex phenomena in biology ranging from the immune system response to the dynamics of evolution.


Deserno, Markus [2019]
Carnegie Mellon University
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the theory and simulation of biological membranes and proteins, and their interactions, leading to improved understanding of cellular mechanics and self-organization.


Dewey, Thomas Gregory [1998]
University of Denver
Citation: For applications of fractals and complexity theory to biological systems with emphasis on sequence: structure relationships in proteins.


Dill, Ken A. [1991]
University of California, San Francisco
Citation: For innovative and imaginative use of statistical theory and computer simulation to elucidate the ways in which long chain-molecules fold into specific structures such as globular proteins.


Dinner, Aaron [2016]
University of Chicago
Citation: For the development of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics theories that reveal general quantitative principles governing the behavior of living systems, and applications to understanding molecular, cell, and organismal scale experiments.


Ditto, William [2003]
University of Florida
Citation: For achievements in experimental nonlinear dynamics, especially as applied to biological systems such as the heart and the brain.


Dokholyan, Nikolay [2012]
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Citation: For using multiscale modeling techniques to advance our understanding of physical interactions within and between biological molecules that yield insights into their complex organization, behavior, and evolution. He has served the community by making his these tools publicly accessible


Eaton, William A. [1998]
National Institutes of Health
Citation: For his contributions towards the understanding of physical mechanisms of protein folding, and the function of heme proteins.


Edelstein, William Alan [1989]
Johns Hopkins University
Citation: For contributions to the understanding and technology of NMR imaging and spectroscopy.


Edwards, Glenn S. [2006]
Duke University
Citation: For seminal research in the rapid thermodynamics governing infrared-laser ablation of tissue and for quantifying force producing proceses in tissue dynamics during dorsal closure, a stage of Drosophilia morphogenesis.


Eisenberg, Robert S. [2004]
Department of Molecular Biophysics & Physiology
Citation: Pioneering contributions to the understanding of ion permeation through membrane proteins.


Eisenstein, Laura [1984]
No company provided
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of biological molecules and molecular assemblies from a physical viewpoint through spectroscopic studies of transient phenomena.


Endres, Robert [2016]
Imperial College London
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the understanding of the physical principles underlying sensing and signaling in biological cells.


Erdös, Paul [1996]
University of Lusanne
Citation: For the elucidation of the thermal and electronic properties of disordered materials and actinide compounds, and for his work on the biophysics of the neural control of the locomotion of nematodes.


Ferrone, Frank A. [1997]
Drexel University
Citation: For development of novel instrumentation and methods to probe protein structure and assembly, and particularly for developing and elaborating a detailed physical picture of the polymerization of sickle hemoglobin.


Finegold, Leonard X. [1992]
Drexel University
Citation: For contributions to the experimental physics of simple model proteins and model membranes, and of lattice dynamics, at low and biological temperatures.


Forgacs, Gabor [2008]
University of Missouri
Citation: For his original contributions to the elucidation of physical mechanisms in early morphogenesis, intracellular signaling, establishment of the technology of organ printing, as well as for his synergistic and educational activity to bridge the gap between the physical and life sciences.


Foster, Thomas Harrison [2001]
University of Rochester
Citation: For his unique and successful applications of physical concepts to the understanding and advancement of magnetic resonance imaging, photodynamic therapy, and diffuse-light optical studies of tissues.


Friedman, Joel M [1984]
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Citation: For innovative applications of time resolved Raman spectroscopy to the study of structural dynamics and reactivity in hemeproteins.


Gai, Feng [2011]
University of Pennsylvania
Citation: For his pioneering contributions to the field of protein folding, in particular the innovative use of infrared spectroscopy and the novel development of vibrational probes to elucidate the fundamental folding mechanism.


Garcia, Angel E. [1997]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For the systematic study of the folding, the stability, and the dynamics of biomolecules, in particular of the role of water, using sophisticated molecular dynamics computations.


Gardel, Margaret [2014]
University of Chicago
Citation: For her novel and inventive experimental contributions to understanding the mechanical properties of living cells from the molecular to cellular levels.


Garwin, Laura Justine [2003]
Harvard University
Citation: For her outstanding contributions in increasing the strength and prestige of physics and biological physics at Nature, and for her service to the physics and biology communities, as a bridge between these disciplines.


Geacintov, Nicholas E [1981]
New York University
Citation: Not available


Glass, Leon [1999]
McGill University
Citation: For development and application of methods of nonlinear dynamics to study physiological dynamics.


Glazier, James Alexander [2006]
Indiana University
Citation: For his contributions to the development of the field of biological physics through the Cellular Potts Model and the modeling of limb development and angiogenesis.


Goldman, Daniel I. [2014]
Georgia Institute of Technology
Citation: For contributions to biological physics and nonlinear dynamics at the interface of biomechanics, robotics, and granular physics.


Goldstein, Raymond E. [2002]
University of Arizona
Citation: For his outstanding contributions to theoretical and experimental studies of nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation in physical and biological systems.


Gore, John C. [2013]
Vanderbilt University
Citation: For contributions to the development and applications of physics in biomedical imaging, especially for pioneering research in the use of magnetic resonance imaging for understanding tissue and organ physiology and biophysics.


Gratton, Enrico [1991]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For experimental and theoretical contributions to fluorescence spectroscopy and the elucidation of biomolecular dynamics.


Greenbaum, Elias [1983]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For his application of high temperature solid state electrolytes and gas sensitive semiconductors to fundamental studies on the kinetics and mechanism of light activated water splitting in photosynthetic systems.


Grigera, J. Raul [2001]
IFLTSIB
Citation: For his role in developing the SPC/E model of water, which is perhaps the most widely used one in computer simulation of biological systems, and for his application to unveiling the structure of hydrated biomolecules.


Gruebele, Martin [2002]
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Citation: For pioneering the field of the study of the early events in protein folding using laser temperature jump initiation and fluorescence lifetime detection.


Gruner, Sol Michael [1990]
Cornell University
Citation: For major contributions to the understanding of structure and function of biomembranes. his research has provided insight on the physical basis of lyotropic mesomorphism.


Gunner, Marilyn [2007]
City College of New York
Citation: For her work in both experimental and theoretical studies of electron and proton transfer processes in proteins, in particular for her beautiful work coupling the theory of electrostatic interactions to the dynamics of charge transfer in photosynthetic reaction centers , and in recognition of her service to the Division of Biological Physics.


Ha, Taekjip [2005]
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Citation: For innovative work in the determination of nucleic acids structure and dynamics using single molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer.


Hagen, Stephen J [2019]
University of Florida
Citation: For significant experimental work on and elucidation of protein folding and bacterial gene regulation, and for exceptional service to and on behalf of the Division of Biological Physics and the American Physical Society.


Hall, Carol [2007]
North Carolina State University
Citation: For creating a new paradigm to simulate protein aggregation through a combination of intermediate-resolution molecular models and the discontinuous molecular dynamics method.


Harrington, Rodney Elbert [1995]
University of Nevada
Citation: For elucidating DNA structure in chromatin, and the sequence basis of DNA bending.


Hentschel, H. [2010]
Emory University
Citation: For his contributions to biological pattern formation in cellular and multicellular systems, and specifically for his work on the physical mechanisms underlying neuronal development.


Herzfeld, Judith [1992]
Brandeis University
Citation: For pioneering applications of Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy to biological membranes and insightful analyses of entropically-driven and long-range order in crowded self-assembling systems.


Hingerty, Brian Edward [1985]
Tennessee Wesleyan College
Citation: For furthering our understanding of biomolecular structure and function by experimental (x-ray and neutron diffraction) and theoretical (conformational potential energy)calculations.


Hoff, Arnold J. [1996]
University of Leiden
Citation: For novel and insightful applications of a variety of EPR related techniques to the elucidation of the primary processes in bacterial and green plant photosynthesis.


Hoff, Wouter D. [2013]
Oklahoma State University
Citation: For his fundamental contributions to elucidating the molecular mechanisms of protein folding and function especially using light-sensitive proteins as model systems.


Hristova, Kalina [2016]
Johns Hopkins University
Citation: For the development of quantitative methods to probe membrane protein interactions and to reveal the mechanism of activation of membrane receptors.


Huang, Huey-Wen [1993]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For pioneering new methods for studying peptide-membrane interactions and discovering peptide phase transitions in membranes that are related to cytolytic mechanism of membrane-active antibiotics.


Hui, Sek Wen [1994]
University of Buffalo
Citation: For innovative application of electron diffraction and other physical methods to elucidate membrane and liquid crystal structures, phase transition and membrane fusion mechanisms.


Hummer, Gerhard [2005]
National Institutes of Health
Citation: For his pioneering research on the hydrophobic effect and the role of water in the energetics and functional dynamics of biomolecular systems.


Hutchinson, Franklin [1975]
Yale University
Citation: Not available


Hwa, Terence [2008]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For fundamental investigations into the statistical physics underlying molecular biology, especially including transcriptional regulation.


Israelachvili, Jacob Nissim [2003]
University of California, Santa Barbara
Citation: For developing experimental techniques for measuring interparticle forces in liquids that have led to the discovery and elucidation of new types of intermolecular and surface interactions in complex colloidal and biological systems.


Ivanov, Plamen Ch. [2010]
Boston University and Harvard Medical School
Citation: For his pioneering applications of statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics to physiology and biomedicine,
and for uncovering fundamental scaling and multifractal properties, self-organized criticality, sleep- and
circadian-related phase transitions in physiologic dynamics.


Jakobsson, Erik [1994]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For the elucidation of ion transport through biological membranes by computer modeling of polypeptide, ion and water motions.


Janmey, Paul [2017]
University of Pennsylvania
Citation: For pioneering work on fundamental properties of biopolymers and their implications for mechanobiology.


Jung, Peter [2004]
Ohio University
Citation: For distinguished contributions to statistical and nonlinear physics far from equilibrium and for elucidating the role of noise in biological systems.


Kas, Josef A. [2013]
University of Leipzig
Citation: For his seminal contributions to polymer biophysics, the development of new optical trapping techniques, and his pioneering role in the new area physics of cancer.


Kasianowicz, John [2010]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For his pioneering contributions to the field of biophysics including the detection, identification, characterization and quantification of biological and chemical polymers, and for the development of a new method for protein structure determination.


Katz, J Lawrence [1976]
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Citation: Not available


Keller, Sarah L. [2011]
University of Washington
Citation: For her pioneering, fundamental contributions to the understanding of miscibility phase transitions in model surfactant and membrane systems.


Kiang, Ching-Hwa [2010]
Rice University
Citation: For her work in experimental biological physics, especially for studying molecular interactions of nucleic acids and proteins using nanoscale probes, and for the discovery of single-walled carbon nanotubes.


Kolomeisky, Anatoly [2015]
Rice University
Citation: For major advances in the field of theoretical biophysics by fundamental contributions to the understanding of the mechanisms of motor proteins, cytoskeleton dynamics, protein nucleation, channel transport, and protein-DNA interactions.


Krueger, Susan Takacs [2002]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For significant contributions to the advancement of biological physics in determining the structures of important biomolecular complexes and biomimetic membranes through innovative use of neutron small angle scattering and reflectometry.


Kurths, Juergen [1999]
University of Potsdam
Citation: For the development of stochastic synchronization analyses applied to recordings from biological systems and for fundamental contributions to understanding nonlinear dynamical systems.


Lapidus, I Richard [1983]
No company provided
Citation: For mathematical and experimental contributions to the field of sensory transduction, chemotaxis and motility in bacteria and other micro-organisms, and mathematical investigation of the microbial cell cycle.


Lee, Ka Yee C. [2009]
The University of Chicago
Citation: For her discoveries of new morphologies and molecular behavior in model lipid films of biological and medical importance.


Leibler, Stanislas [2009]
Rockefeller University
Citation: For his novel and innovative use of theoretical and experimental tools from physics to address biologically important questions from robustness in biological systems to oscillations in living cells, dynamics of bacterial colonies, and developmental neurobiology.


Levchenko, Andre [2015]
Yale University
Citation: For pioneering experimental and theoretical studies of cellular regulatory systems, and especially for elucidating chemical and mechanical mechanisms of guidance and control of cellular motility.


Levin, Ira W. [1988]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For his work on the vibrational properties of small molecular systems and his pioneering and innovative biophysical studies on applications of vibrational spectroscopy toward understanding dynamic and conformational properties of biological membrane assemblies.


Levinthal, Elliott Charles [1981]
Stanford University
Citation: Not available


Lewis, Aaron [1980]
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Citation: None Provided.


Liebovitch, Larry S. [1995]
Florida Atlantic University
Citation: For advancing the physics of fractals and chaos and using these methods to analyze and understand biological systems


Lindsay, Stuart Martin [1990]
Arizona State University
Citation: For pioneering studies in the application of scanning-tunneling microscopy to imaging biomolecules, especially images of the DNA double helix in water.


Linsker, Ralph [2004]
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Citation: For fundamental contributions to computational neuroscience, using insights from physics to account for self-organization in neural systems, with applications to automated pattern discovery; and for pioneering work in ultraviolet laser angioplasty.


Litt, Lawrence [1985]
University of California, San Francisco
Citation: For achievements and endeavors in using nuclear magnetic resonance techniques for clinical and scientific research in medical physics.


Loesche, Mathias [2012]
Carnegie Mellon University
Citation: For elucidating the structure of phospholipids films and membranes through microscopy and reflectometry


Loew, Gilda H [1975]
Stanford University Medical School
Citation: Not available


Longtin, Andre [2003]
University of Ottawa, Canada
Citation: For the development of statistical physics methods to interpret the coding of sensory data by nerve cells.


Losert, Wolfgang [2017]
University of Maryland, College Park
Citation: For imaginative studies of complex living systems, and for numerous contributions to understanding dynamical properties of complex systems at the convergence of physics, materials science, and biology.


Lu, H. Peter [2014]
Bowling Green State University
Citation: For his significant contributions to the quantitative understanding of protein dynamics, in particular, in enzymatic reactions by developing novel single-molecule spectroscopy and methodology.


Lubensky, David K. [2018]
University of Michigan
Citation: For seminal applications of ideas from statistical and nonlinear physics to understand complex biological systems, including in particular cyanobacterial circadian clocks and diverse examples of animal development.


Luthey-Schulten, Zaida Ann [2000]
University of Illinois
Citation: For her contributions to the field of protein folding including elucidating its basic mechanism and developing optimized energy functions for protein structure prediction.


Ma, Jianpeng [2007]
Baylor College of Medicine
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the field of biophysics are in developing novel computational methods that have substantially expanded one's ability to simulate, model and refine flexible biomolecular systems based on experimental data at low to intermediate resolutions. He is one of the pioneers and leading experts in the field.


Mackey, Michael C. [2005]
McGill University
Citation: For the application of nonlinear dynamics to the understanding of abnormal physiological function, and in particular, of the bifurcations that lead to periodic haematological diseases related to apoptosis.


MacKintosh, Frederick C. [2012]
Vrije Universiteit
Citation: For his fundamental contributions to the understanding of biopolymer and cytoskeletal networks


Majewski, Jaroslaw [2005]
Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center
Citation: For contribution to understand the structural properties of Langmuir films and model biomembranes at solid-liquid interfaces using x-ray and neutron scattering.


Mandel, Morton [1978]
University of Hawaii
Citation: Not available


Marko, John Frederick [2006]
University of Illinois, Chicago
Citation: For statistical-mechanical theories of DNA and chromosome structure


McCammon, James Andrew [1984]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For his pioneering applications of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics to provide important new insights concerning protein structure, dynamics and function.


McDonald, Joseph Charles [1993]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For advancements in the field of radiological physics and increasing knowledge in radiometric calorimetry, microdosimetry, neutron dosimetry and radiation metrology.


Milton, John Gordon [2006]
The Claremont Colleges
Citation: For his work on the biological physics of nervous systems and their motor control.


Mirny, Leonid [2014]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For elucidating principles of protein-DNA search, and for applying concepts and methods of polymer physics to characterize the three dimensional organization of genome within a cell.


Mitra, Partha Pratim [2003]
Bell Laboratories
Citation: For applying theoretical physics methods to biological data analysis and theoretical engineering.


Mohanty, Udayan [2005]
Eugene F. Merkert Chemistry Center
Citation: For his advances in the theory of polyelectrolyte behavior and its application to the understanding of the structure and transport properties of nucleic acids in free solution and in gels.


Moss, Frank Edward [1996]
University of Missouri, St Louis
Citation: For elucidating the structure of turbulent superfluid helium and for the discovery of stochastic resonance in sensory biology.


Nelson, Philip C [2003]
University of Pennsylvania
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of soft biomaterials, quantum fields, and superstrings, using geometrical and topological methods.


Nemenman, IIya [2016]
Emory University
Citation: For his contributions to theoretical biological physics, especially information processing in a variety of living systems, and for the development of coarse-grained modeling methods of such systems.


Neuman, Keir [2016]
National Institutes of Health
Citation: For his contributions to the development of single molecule manipulation techniques and the elucidation of the nucleic acid enzyme function enabled by these techniques.


Nie, Qing [2014]
University of California, Irvine
Citation: For groundbreaking work on the application of mathematical and computational methods to important problems in systems biology.


Nienhaus, Gerd Ulrich [1998]
University of Ulm
Citation: For significant contributions to the field of protein dynamics with a broad spectrum of experimental techniques, particularly x-ray diffraction, gamma ray scattering, and time-resolved optical spectroscopies.


Nordlund, Thomas [2007]
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Citation: In recognition of his pioneering work in protein dynamics, DNA dynamics and service to the biological physics community.


Oldfield, Eric [1993]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For a remarkable number of highly original and important developments in solid and liquid state NMR and their application to the study of lipids, membranes, catalysts, superconductors, and protein folding.


Olson, Wilma K. [2018]
Rutgers University
Citation: For seminal contributions to understanding nucleic acid structure, properties, and interactions, for leadership in developing important computational methods used to analyze and rebuild nucleic acid structures, and for pioneering theoretical investigations of DNA structure and supercoiling.


Onuchic, Jose Nelson [1995]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For advancing our understanding of electron transfer in complex molecules.


Ormos, Pal [2009]
IAC/NRC
Citation: For developing new techniques to study the dynamics of proteins and the conversion of light energy by proteins, invention of 3-dimensional techniques to create nanofabricated structures of use in biology and medicine, and for serving as a leader in biological physics in his native Hungary


Othmer, Hans [2008]
University of Minnesota
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the mathematical modeling of spatio-temporal phenomena in biology, leading to the development of new mathematics and yielding important insights into biology.


Pande, Vijay [2008]
Stanford University
Citation: For far-reaching contributions to the quantitative distributed simulation, analysis, and understanding of kinetics and thermodynamics of biomolecular conformations and interactions, especially in the areas of protein folding and the role of water in confined environments.


Parsegian, V Adrian [2015]
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Citation: For seminal contributions to biological physics by formulating and measuring forces organizing biological molecules and driving transitions in ionic channels and macromolecules to connect molecular structure, conformation, and function.


Pearlstein, Robert M. [1980]
Indiana University and Purdue University
Citation: Not Provided


Perelson, Alan [2015]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal contributions to the development of dynamical models of HIV infection, for elucidating therapeutic responses of HCV, and for helping found the fields of viral dynamics and theoretical immunology.


Perkins, Thomas T [2017]
JILA
Citation: For innovations in precision measurement of dynamic biological systems at the smallest scales.


Peticolas, Warner L. [1987]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For his seminal contribution to resonance and classical Raman spectroscopy and its use in the study of large molecules of biological interest.


Pettitt, Bernard M. [1993]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For accomplishments ranging from contributing to the basic physics governing polar molecules in the liquid state to contributions aimed at elucidating the most fundamental and detailed aspects of biomolecular conformational structure and dynamics in solution.


Phan, Anh Tuan [2014]
Nanyang Tech University
Citation: For his significant contributions in understanding non-canonical nucleic acid motifs, particularly the i-motif and the G-quadruplex by developing novel NMR techniques.


Phillips, Rob [2009]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the theoretical understanding of the influence of mechanical forces on biochemical processes, and for teaching physics in biological settings through workshops and textbook authorship.


Piston, David William [2000]
Vanderbilt University
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the development, application, and dissemination of quantitative spectroscopic methods to the imaging of proteins and small molecules, their environment, and their interactions within single living cells.


Powers, Linda S [1982]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available


Qian, Hong [2010]
University of Washington
Citation: For his original contributions to statistical non-equilibrium thermodynamics, particularly in connections to single-molecule fluctuations and the roles of energy and noise in living systems.


Quake, Stephen R. [2009]
Stanford University
Citation: For his pioneering contributions to biophysics, in the study of both single molecule and microfluid physics, including the development of integrated microfluidics, leading to novel platforms for modifying, detecting, and characterizing biomolecules.


Rao, B. D. Nageswara [1997]
Indiana University and Purdue University
Citation: For making effective use of high-resolution NMR methods to obtain reliable structural and dynamical characterization of enzyme-bound substrate complexes thereby contributing information critical to understanding the molecular basis of enzyme catalysis.


Rayfield, George W. [1995]
University of Oregon
Citation: For definitive experimental proof for quantized vortex rings in superfluid helium; for high precision studies on phase transitions in monolayers; for extensive studies on the optical and electrical properties of bacteriorhodopsin, and ensuing device applications.


Ritz, Thorsten [2011]
University of California, Irvine
Citation: For illuminating our understanding of photosynthesis and of the role of magnetoreception in magnetonavigation.


Roitberg, Adrian [2013]
University of Florida
Citation: For his contribution to the development of advanced sampling techniques in molecular dynamics, and his involvement in new force fields and computer programs to model biomolecular systems.


Ross, Jennifer L. [2018]
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Citation: For significantly advancing understanding of the self-organizational principles of the microtubule cytoskeleton via motor proteins and severing enzymes and how that organization affects intracellular transport. Also, for outstanding service to DBIO and the biophysics community.


Roth, Bradley J. [2006]
Oakland University
Citation: For his theoretical and numerical studies of bioelectric and biomagnetic phenomena, especially for his contributions to the bidomain model of the heart.


Rothschild, Kenneth J. [1990]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For leadership in application of Raman- and infrared-spectroscopic techniques to biomembrane systems.


Ryu, William [2017]
University of Toronto
Citation: For establishing and advancing the field of the physics of behavior of microorganisms.


Sackmann, Erich [2002]
Technical University of Munich
Citation: For distinguished contributions to understanding the physics of biological membranes, macromolecular networks, and the actin-based cytoskeleton as well as for developing techniques to measure viscoelasticity and adhesion forces.


Saleh, Omar A. [2019]
University of California, Santa Barbara
Citation: For outstanding contributions to single-molecule biophysics, including development of magnetic tweezer instrumentation and its use in elucidating electrostatic and self-avoidance contributions to biopolymer structure, as well as mechanisms of motion of ring-shaped ATPases along DNA.


Salzberg, Brian Matthew [1987]
University of Pennsylvania
Citation: For frontier contributions to the optical monitoring of neutral activity and the application of potentiometric dyes.


Sanbonmatsu, Karissa [2012]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering computer simulation of molecular machines and biomolecular complexes


Schellman, John Anthony [1983]
University of Oregon
Citation: For the application of rigorous physical theory and the development of novel experimental techniques to increase our understanding of the structure and behavior of biological macromolecules, especially proteins and nucleic acids.


Schenck, John Frederic [1998]
General Electric Corp. R&D Center
Citation: For contributions to the physics of magnetic resonance imaging.


Schiff, Steven J. [2005]
Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study
Citation: For his contributions to the physical and biological understanding and control of the dynamics of neural signals in the brain.


Schlichting, Ilme [2003]
Max Planck Institute for Medical Research
Citation: For her outstanding contributions in protein crystallography and structural biology.


Schlick, Tamar [2005]
New York University
Citation: Dr. Tamar Schlick has developed methods for molecular dynamics computations of biological molecules that have elucidated the structure and function of supercoiled DNA and chromatin, and led to new insights into DNA polymerase mechanisms and RNA structure.


Schmidt, Christoph [2013]
Universitaet Goettingen
Citation: For his fundamental contributions in the development and application of single-molecule techniques in biophysics as well as pioneering work in the microrheological and micromechanical probing of biomacromolecular assemblies.


Schulten, Klaus [1992]
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Citation: In recognition of outstanding contributions in theoretical and computational biology, in particular, the study of bacteriorhodospin, the photosynthetic reaction center, self-organizing sensory mappings, and neutral networks.


Schwartz, Steven David [2006]
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Citation: For the development of the theory of the coupling of protein vibrations to catalytic function in enzymes.


Scott, Hugh Lawrence, Jr. [1992]
Illinois Institute of Technology
Citation: For his theoretical contribution to the field of lipid membrane biophysics, in particular, models for phase transitions in lipid bilayers and for simulation studies of complex interactions in bilayers.


Sejnowski, Terrence J. [2014]
The Salk Institute
Citation: For pioneering work in computational biological physics towards understanding the structure and function of correlations in large scale biological systems, including representation of memories in the brain, protein sequences, and statistical learning algorithms.


Selvin, Paul R. [2004]
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Citation: For imaginative use of single molecule fluorescence to visualize movements of a molecular motor at the nanometer level.


Shaevitz, Joshua W [2019]
Princeton University
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the understanding of the mechanics and dynamics of biological systems, from single molecules to cell collectives to behaving animals, through the development of new techniques for precision measurement.


Shakhnovich, Eugene [2015]
Harvard University
Citation: For seminal contributions to the statistical physics of polypeptides, by significantly extending methods previously used for disordered systems, and for discovery of physical-chemical principles of selection of protein sequences now used as a tool for discovery of new protein sequences.


Sharpee, Tatyana O. [2018]
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Citation: For advancing our understanding of how neurons represent sensory signals and make decisions by pioneering new methods for analyzing neural responses to natural stimuli and uncovered organizing principles for closed loop behaviors.


Shea, Joan [2011]
University of California, Santa Barbara
Citation: For fundamental contributions in the field of theoretical and computational biophysics and the study of protein folding and aggregation.


Siwy, Zuzanna S. [2013]
University of California, Irvine
Citation: For her innovative use of nanopores in the development of biosensors and nanofluidic ionic circuits.


Solla, Sara A. [2014]
Northwestern University
Citation: For applications of statistical physics to problems concerning learning, adaptation, and information coding in neural systems.


Song, Jun S [2017]
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Citation: For the development of advanced signal processing methods to reveal patterns in genomic data and study chromatin structures.


Spano, Mark L. [2000]
Naval Surface Warfare Center
Citation: For achievements in experimental nonlinear dynamics, especially as applied to biological systems such as the heart and the brain.


Stolovitzky, Gustavo A. [2006]
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Citation: For contributions to the use of pattern discovery and other multivariate analytical tools in mining biological data -especially in gene expression- and to modeling noise in biotechnologies such as PCR and gene expression arrays.


Sun, Sean [2016]
Johns Hopkins University
Citation: For his contributions in understanding the mechanisms of biological force generation at the molecular and cellular levels, and the development of mathematical models of cell shape, cell volume, and cell motility.


Sutherland, John Clark [1985]
East Carolina University
Citation: For contributions to biological physics.


Swenberg, Charles E. [1985]
Not available
Citation: For outstanding theoretical contributions relating to the dynamics of exciton generation, and exciton-exciton interactions in organic solids, including the photosynthetic unit.


Swinney, Harry L [1977]
City College of New York
Citation: Also approved by the Division on Chemical Physics, the Division on Fluid Dynamics, the Forum on International Physics, the Forum on Education, and the Forum on Industrial and Applie.


Szabo, Attila [2007]
National Institutes of Health
Citation: For development of the model-independent theoretical analysis of nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation experiments, development of powerful methods to analyze and interpret a range of single molecule experiments, and for major contributions to the theory of diffusion-influenced reactions.


Tang, Jau [2010]
Academia Sinica
Citation: For his contributions in elucidating the structure and  the radical-pair mechanism of photosynthetic systems, photoinduced charge transfer and blinking in single nanocrystals, as well as in developing multi-quantum NMR and linear prediction filtering techniques, and for his work on nonblinking and less toxic nanostructures for biophotonics.


Tang, Jay X. [2016]
Brown University
Citation: For applying polyelectrolyte theories to lateral association and aggregation of protein filaments and filamentous viruses, and for his research in bacterial motility, adhesion, and statistical properties of flagella motor switches.


Tank, David W. [1990]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For his seminal contributions to neutral network concepts, molecular mobility, and spacially resolved second-messenger dynamics of brain signaling, and single-channel recording in biomembrane channels.


Thirumalai, Dave [2015]
University of Maryland, College Park
Citation: For pioneering applications of concepts from statistical mechanics and polymer physics in developing new computational tools and theoretical models that have greatly advanced our understanding of the behavior of bio-macromolecules.


Thompson, Nancy L. [2005]
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Citation: Nancy L. Thompson is recognized for pioneering fundamental contributions to fluorescence spectroscopy; binding kinetics and transport processes on surfaces; and molecular interactions on and within biological membranes.


Thundat, Thomas George [2002]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For his pioneering work in developing micromechanical sensor platform for biomolecular detection and the elucidation of the fundamental physical principles underlying the adsorption-induced forces.


Uzgiris, Egidijus E [1982]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available


Valentine, Megan T. [2019]
University of California, Santa Barbara
Citation: For pioneering research in the development of microrheology and the applications of biomechanics at multiple length scales to diverse biological systems.


van Hemmen, Jan Leonard [1998]
Technical University of Munich
Citation: For theoretically resolving learning in spatio-temporal neuronal activity with specific application to the barn owl's sound localization.


Vekilov, Peter [2010]
University of Houston
Citation: For his pioneering work on the thermodynamics and kinetics of protein aggregation and  the discovery of a novel mechanism of nucleation of protein and small-molecule solid phases in solution.


Vergassola, Massimo [2016]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For seminal contributions to lattice simulations of fluids and turbulent mixing, and for the application of statistical mechanics to biological problems including the "infotaxis" search strategy in turbulent environments, gene regulation, T-cell activation, and signal transduction.


Wand, Joshua [2014]
University of Pennsylvania
Citation: For creative development and application of high resolution NMR methods to examine the role of dynamics and statistical thermodynamics in the function of proteins including use of NMR relaxation to evaluate conformational entropy, high pressure NMR, and the reverse micelle encapsulation strategy.


Wang, Jin [2010]
State University of New York, Stony Brook
Citation: For his pioneering contributions to equilibrium and non-equilibrium biological physics, in protein folding, biomolecular recognition, single-molecule statistical fluctuations and cellular networks.


Wang, Michelle D. [2009]
Cornell University
Citation: For developing novel single molecule techniques in biophysics for measuring protein binding locations on DNA and the torsion of DNA under stress, with applications to the investigation of DNA packing/unpacking and studies of molecular motors which operate on DNA.


Warmack, Robert Joseph [1994]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For his pioneering developments in scanning probe microscopies and applications to bio-species, especially in the mounting and routine imaging of DNA.


Weaver, David L [1982]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available


West, Bruce Joseph [1992]
United States Army Research Office
Citation: For contributions to our understanding of nonlinear stochastic phenomena far from equilibrium, including surface-internal wave interactions, colored noise, and fractal models of the heart and lung.


Whitesides, George M. [2009]
Harvard University
Citation: For his manifold contributions to the physics of biology, materials, and surfaces, including new scientific insights in studies of molecular self-assembly, soft lithography, and micro-fluidics.


Wiggins, Chris H. [2014]
Columbia University
Citation: For pioneering work in computational biology, including the applications of machine learning, statistical inference, and information theory for the investigation of biological networks.


Wikswo, John P., Jr. [1989]
Vanderbilt University
Citation: For pioneering instrumentation, experimental techniques, and theoretical models for studying and interpreting magnetic fields produced by electric currents in isolated nerves and other biological and nonbiological systems.


Wilke, Claus [2019]
University of Texas at Austin
Citation: For discovering that biophysical constraints are a primary driver of protein sequence evolution.


Williams, Mark C. [2012]
Northeastern University
Citation: For his original contributions to the development of the field of single molecule biophysics. In particular, for his use of quantitative models to describe the interactions of single DNA molecules with biologically important proteins and DNA binding ligands


Williams, Wendell S [1976]
University of Illinois
Citation: Also approved by the Division of Condensed Matter Physics.


Williamson, Samuel J [1981]
New York University
Citation: Not available


Wingreen, Ned S. [2001]
NEC Research Institute
Citation: For contributions to the fundamental understanding of protein folding and design, including theoretical insights into the selection of protein structures.


Wirtz, Denis [2010]
Johns Hopkins University
Citation: For his seminal contributions to the understanding of basic cellular functions through the development and application of novel biophysical methods grounded in statistical mechanics and polymer physics.


Wolde, Pieter Ten [2015]
FOM Institute AMOLF
Citation: For elucidating the design principles of biochemical networks using rigorous theory and innovative computational techniques.


Wolf, Fred [2014]
Max Planck Institute
Citation: For his profound and innovative use of the methods of theoretical physics to address fundamental questions in neuroscience ranging from the biophysics of action potential initiation to the collective dynamics of neuronal circuits and to the self-organization of large-scale circuit architecture.


Wong, Gerard [2011]
University of California, Los Angeles
Citation: For his fundamental contributions to the understanding of electrostatic self-assembly in biological systems.


Wu, Mingming [2016]
Cornell University
Citation: For her research into the biophysical and biochemical drivers that guide bacterial and animal cell migration, and the creation of single cell analysis tools.


Xia, Yang [2017]
Oakland University
Citation: For contributions to nuclear magnetic resonance microscopy, and particularly for his use of this and other techniques to study the structure of articular cartilage, with applications to osteoarthritis.


Xie, Aihua [2003]
Oklahoma State University
Citation: For her outstanding contributions to experimental studies of protein dynamics, in particular the use of time-resolved infrared studies to probe the dynamics of photosensitive proteins.


Xie, Sunney [2008]
Harvard University
Citation: Sunney (Xiaoliang) Xie is a pioneer in single-molecule biophysics and live cell optical imaging. Technically innovative, his work created new knowledge about enzymatic dynamics, and gene expression in living cells. He also developed Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering microscopy, a highly sensitive vibrational imaging tool for biomedicine.


Yan, Jie [2015]
National University of Singapore
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the understandings of the micromechanics of DNA, protein, and their interactions using single-molecule biophysical methods.


Yeh, Syun-Ru [2011]
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the understanding of protein structure, function and folding and for technological advances that opened new windows of opportunity for the study of rapid biological reactions.


Yoreo, De, James [2007]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For his pioneering work using in situ force microscopy to understand the physical principles underlying biocrystallization, particularly the control of biomolecules and other modifiers on energy landscapes, step dynamics and morphological evolution during crystal formation.


Young, Robert A [1975]
Georgia Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available


Yu, Edward [2016]
Iowa State University
Citation: For his distinguished contributions to the field of efflux transporters, which mediate resistance to a variety of antimicrobials in bacteria, and his research into the crystallography of integral membrane proteins.


Zasadzinski, Joseph A. [2008]
University of California, Santa Barbara
Citation: For applying physical principles of self-assembly, directed assembly and bio-mimicry to create well-controlled lipid structures such as unilamellar vesicles and "vesosomes" for biomedical applications such as targeted drug-delivery vehicles and treatments for respiratory diseases, and for developing new microscopies for characterizing their microstructure, molecular organization and interactions.


Zhong, Dongping [2009]
Ohio State University
Citation: For his outstanding contributions to biophysics, by brilliantly integrating techniques of molecular biology and state-of-the-art laser physics to elucidate the mechanism of macromolecular hydration and the impact of protein structure on dynamics.


Zhou, Huan-Xiang [2010]
Florida State University
Citation: For his pioneering contributions to theoretical and computational biophysics, in particular by developing elegent theories and methods on protein-ligand binding and the effects of intracellular environment on biophysical properties of proteins.


Zhou, Ruhong [2011]
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Citation: For outstanding research on structure and biodynamics of proteins, particularly the hydrophobic effect and the role of water, using massively parallel molecular dynamics computations.


Zhuang, Xiaowei [2012]
Harvard University
Citation: For her seminal contributions to the development of biophysical techniques involving super-resolution fluorescence microscopy and single molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer, and her successful applications of these techniques to many critical biological problems


Zou, Xiaoqin [2019]
University of Missouri
Citation: For outstanding contributions to developing novel physics-based algorithms for modeling protein interactions with applications to structure-based drug design.