Biomedical Research Funding Advocation

Meyer Jackson met with Congressman Marc Pocan on Feb. 4 on behalf of the Biophysical Society as part of their effort to advocate for increased federal funding for biomedical research. This effort is being coordinated in part by Jonathan King, an emeritus professor from MIT who after decades of investigating protein folding, misfolding and aggregation and bacteriophage structure and assembly, is now concentrating on protecting the conditions needed to support biomedical research, in particular federal investment in biomedical research through the NIH and NSF budgets. Meyer Jackson was advocating on behalf of the Biophysics community on campus and talked about the groundbreaking work being done by members of the program and how the interdisciplinary nature of biophysical research helps the entire campus.