Eva Nogales, a senior faculty scientist Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging (MBIB), has been named a 2020 Fellow of the Biophysics Society. The international scientific society was created to promote the development and dissemination of biophysics knowledge through meetings, publications, community outreach, and career placement.
Nogales, who is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator and professor at UC Berkeley, is recognized for her demonstrated excellence in science and contributions to the success and vitality of the biophysics field. In addition, the society cited her efforts to push cryo-EM barriers and the resulting structural insights into the central dogma machinery and cytoskeleton interactions and dynamics in cell division, and her structural studies of microtubules and associated proteins, and of machineries regulating gene expression.
The awardees will be formally honored at the 2020 Annual Biophysical Society Meeting to be held in San Diego February 15–19.