Dr. Meyer Jackson, Chair of the Biophysics Degree Program and professor of neuroscience was awarded the Kenneth S. Cole award by the Biophysical Society. The prestigious award is given annually to an investigator who has made substantial contributions to understanding cell membrane biophysics. He will be presented with his award in February at the 56th annual meeting of the Biophysical Society in San Diego.
Dr. Jackson and his group focuses on how neurotransmitter-filled vesicles inside synapses fuse with the cell membrane and how the entry of calcium triggers membrane fusion. They also study the nerve circuits that surround synapses.