Briefs Lentz is named new president-elect of Biophysical Society

Dr. Barry R. Lentz, professor of biochemistry and biophysics in the School of Medicine, has been named president-elect of the Biophysical Society.

Sept. 14, 2004

Briefs

Lentz is named new president-elect of Biophysical Society

Dr. Barry R. Lentz, professor of biochemistry and biophysics in the School of Medicine, has been named president-elect of the Biophysical Society.

A researcher in biomembrane microstructure and cell function, Lentz has investigated the role of platelet membranes in blood coagulation and the involvement of bilayer microstructures in cell membrane fusion. He directs the graduate training program in molecular and cellular biophysics.

The Biophysical Society was founded in 1957 to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. The society now has more than 7,000 members, who work in academia, industry and government agencies worldwide.

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