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Ken Dill elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences  
Ken A. Dill, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Chemistry, and Director of the Laufer Center for Physical & Quantitative Biology, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), one of the nationís most prestigious learned societies. He will be inducted at a ceremony at the AAAS headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., on October11, 2014.

Ken received degrees in Mechanical Engineering at MIT before getting his Ph.D. in Biology at the University of California San Diego in 1978. After a postdoc at Stanford and a short appointment at U. Florida, Gainesville he moved to U.C. San Francisco in 1982, where he became Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Biophysics. Before joining Stony Brook in 2010, he was Associate Dean of Research, School of Pharmacy at UCSF.

Ken's work has led to insights about how the laws of physics constrain and enable the biological properties and evolution of cells. He is best known for his role in solving the "protein-folding" problem, considered a "grand challenge" in the field of biophysics. Currently he studies the physics of proteins, biological cells, and water; and he develops methods in statistical physics and computational biology.

As Director of the Laufer Center for Physical & Quantitative Biology, Ken oversees collaborative research that aims to advance biology and medicine through discoveries in physics, mathematics and computational science. He and other researchers at the Center study the biochemical networks in cells and use computational models to learn more about cells and their processes in biology and in diseases.

Ken was elected to US National Academy of Sciences in 2008.

Photo credit to http://laufercenter.stonybrook.edu/art.

2014-04-30

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