Award Winners for BPS 2018 in San Francisco

BPS Travel Award Winners

BPS 2018 in San Francisco

2018 Award Recipients

Kyle Briggs
PhD Candidate, Dept of Physics, University of Ottawa, Canada
Supervisor: Dr. Vincent Tabard-Cossa, Dept of Physics, University of Ottawa, Canada
Work presented: Controlling Molecular Conformation Before Passage Through a Nanopore

Rosa Kaviani
Postdoctoral fellow, Bioengineering department, McGill University
Supervisor: Dr. Allen J. Ehrlicher, Bioengineering department, McGill University
Work presented: FLNa AND FiLGAP Interactions Regulate the Contractility of Cells in Shear Stress

Adree Khondker
Health Sciences Undergraduate Student, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University
Supervisor: Dr. Maikel C. Rheinstädter, Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University
Work presented: Membrane Cholesterol Reduces Polymyxin B Nephrotoxicity in Renal Membrane Analogues

Mike Kirkness
PhD Candidate, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBB), Simon Fraser University
Supervisor: Dr. Nancy Forde, Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University
Work presented: Single-Molecule Assay for Proteolytic Susceptibility: Force-Induced Destabilization of Collagen’s Triple Helix

Spencer Smyth
MSc Candidate in Physics, University of Toronto
Supervisor: Dr. Claudiu Gradinaru, Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences, University of Toronto Mississauga
Work presented: Probing Conformational Dynamics of 4E-BP2 using Single-Molecule Fluorescence

Ximena Zottig
PhD Candidate, Chemistry Department, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Supervisor: Dr. Steve Bourgault, Chemistry Department, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Work presented: Electrostatic Interactions to Guide the Self-Assembly of Highly Ordered ‘Amyloid-Like’ Nanostructures