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Chazin honored with international biophysics award

Oct. 22, 2015, 11:50 AM

Walter Chazin, Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology, is a recipient of a 2016 Fellow of the Biophysical Society award.

The award honors distinguished members of the international society who have demonstrated sustained scientific excellence, supported the society and contributed to the expansion of the field of biophysics.

Walter Chazin, Ph.D.

Chazin, professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry, and Chancellor’s Professor of Medicine, was recognized for his pioneering work using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and other biophysical techniques to relate the structure and dynamics of proteins to their biological function in processes ranging from calcium sensing to DNA repair.

He and the eight other fellows named this year will be honored during the Biophysical Society’s 60th annual meeting on Feb. 29, 2016, in Los Angeles.

“I am honored and humbled to be given this recognition by my peers,” Chazin said. “It is clearly a reflection of the outstanding contributions and achievements of my research group that has driven our science over the years.”

A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Chazin received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Concordia University in Montreal in 1983, and did postdoctoral research in Zurich and at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California.

He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2000 and has authored or contributed to more than 200 scientific publications.

For more information on this award, the society or the 2016 Annual Meeting, visit the Biophysical Society website.


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