Dr. Elliot Elson to Receive the 2020 Ignacio Tinoco Award

Dr. Elliot Elson will be awarded the 2020 Ignacio Tinoco Award from the Biophysics Society. The award will be presented to Dr. Elson at the Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in San Diego, California on February 15-19, 2020.
Congratulations to Dr. Elson for being selected to receive this honor!

About the Ignacio Tinoco Award of the Biophysical Society (as described by the Biophysical Society on their web page): Professor Tinoco, who was a biophysical chemist, educator, and mentor at Berkeley, contributed to the spectroscopic, thermodynamic, structural, and single-molecule study of biopolymers which consistently deepened our understanding of fundamental biophysical principles, constantly moving the field toward new frontiers.

Through his unconditional devotion to science, he established a highly cooperative, generous, inclusive, and friendly environment for scientific discovery and advancement that should be honored and perpetuated. Accordingly, this award is intended to recognize meritorious investigators who make fundamental and/or seminal contributions to the physical chemistry of biopolymers and/or who actively promote and sustain a collaborative, inclusive, and engaging research environment in the field.

Dr. Elson’s achievements in mentorship and training of researchers are recognized by an annual award to a researcher trainee in our department. The award is funded by an endowment created by colleagues and friends of Dr. Elson in 2015. For information on joining us to support that effort, please CLICK HERE.