Newswise — STONY BROOK, NY, January 25 , 2019 – Ken A. Dill, PhD, Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Physics & Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University, and the Louis and Beatrice Laufer Endowed Chair of Physical and Quantitative Biology, has been named co-winner of the 2019 American Physical Society’s (APS) Max Delbrück Prize in Biological Physics.
The award represents the highest recognition of contributions to physics and outstanding achievement in biological physics research.
Professor Dill is receiving the award – which includes half of a $10,000 prize – for his independent work on protein folding in the evolutionary process of life, including his development of models and detailed experiments and theories. The other winner is Jose Onuchic of Rice University.
Professor Dill will be recognized and receive the award at the APS annual meeting in Boston in March.
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