APS Fellowships

The APS Fellow Archive is an historic record of every APS Fellow, from 1921 to the present. The details contained in the archive are intended to document an individual's institutional affiliation at the time of their election to Fellowship, and is not updated to reflect current information.

DBIO Deadline for APS Fellowship Nomination: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

2020 APS Fellows Nominated by DBIO

Chemla, Yann R. 
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Citation: For advancing optical tweezers toward angstrom resolution and integration with single molecule fluorescence and applying them to reveal physical principles of fundamental biological systems such as DNA dynamics, DNA packaging motor proteins, DNA unzipping proteins, and bacterial chemotaxis.

Gopinathan, Ajay 
University of California, Merced
Citation: For important contributions to our understanding of how the structure, dynamics, and interactions of biopolymers and their assemblies lead to function in the context of intracellular transport and cell shape.

Manley, Suliana 
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Citation: For breakthroughs revealing organizing principles in dynamics of organelles and multiprotein assemblies, through pioneering the development of high-precision, high-throughput, super-resolution microscopies.

Nussinov, Ruth 
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Citation: For extraordinary advancements in the understanding of the structure and function of biomacromolecules, an algorithm for predicting RNA secondary structure, and the Conformational Selection and Population Shift concept as an alternative to the Induced-Fit model in molecular recognition.

Parthasarathy, Raghuveer 
University of Oregon
Citation: For creative and innovative contributions to biological physics especially to our understanding of the gut microbiome and lipid bilayers.

Tanner, Kandice 
National Cancer Institute
Citation: For seminal contributions to the physics of cancer, with fluorescence and single molecule methods in 3D tissue culture and live animal imaging.