Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Professor and HHMI Investigator Leemor Joshua-Tor has been named a 2021 Fellow of the Biophysical Society. This award is given to Biophysical Society members who have demonstrated sustained excellence in science and have contributed to the expansion of the field of biophysics.
Joshua-Tor was awarded for her contributions to our understanding of the molecular basis of nucleic acid regulatory processes, in particular RNA interference (RNAi) and DNA replication. Her contributions to the field of structural biology include detailing the structure of the Origin Recognition Complex, which is crucial in DNA replication, and the norovirus, a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus. She is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has won the Mildred Cohn Award in Biological Chemistry and the Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award.
2021 Fellows will be recognized during the Biophysical Society’s 65th Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually starting on February 22, 2021.