Carlos Bustamante, a biophysicist faculty scientist in the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging (MBIB) Division, received the 2021 Kazuhiko Kinosita Award during the Biophysical Society’s 65th Annual Meeting in February. The award recognizes researchers for their exceptional contributions in advancing the field of single-molecule biophysics. Bustamante, a professor of biomedical data science and genetics at UC Berkeley, was cited for his pioneering work in measuring and understanding orientations, rotations, and dynamics of motor proteins by developing and using single-molecule imaging approaches. “The collective insight that Carlos has provided in all of his systems of study has uniquely contributed to our mechanistic understanding of biological function,” said Biophysical Society president Catherine Royer. “Carlos’ work stands out due to his experimental creativity and the breadth and depth of his studies. We are excited to celebrate this work and its importance in this field.”
Read more in the Biophysical Society press release.
Watch a video of the award presentation.