Stephen Kowalczykowski

Stephen Kowalczykowski honored by Biophysical Society

Distinguished Professor Stephen C. Kowalczykowski was named Fellow of the Biophysical Society in the class of 2022. As one of only 7 named fellows, Steve was honored “for his seminal biophysical and biochemical studies, including advancing ‘visual biochemistry,’ that have contributed to our understanding of the complex protein-DNA interactions involved in DNA recombination and DNA replication.” Other 2022 fellows include Martin Karplus (Harvard University), 2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and Carol Robinson (University of Oxford), former President of the Royal Society of Chemistry and 2022 recipient of the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine.

The Biophysical Society is an international scientific society whose purpose is to lead the development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. Founded in 1958, the Society currently consists of over 7,500 members in academia, government, and industry. Although the Society is based in the United States, it is an international organization. Overseas members currently comprise over one third of the total. The honorees are recognized for demonstrating sustained excellence in science and contributing to the expansion of the field of biophysics, according to the BPS Bulletin. The newest honorees were recognized during the Biophysical Society’s 66th Annual Meeting in February of 2022.

Congratulations to our colleague for this significant and well-deserved recognition.