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Editorial and Advisory Boards

The Biophysicist is managed and supervised by an esteemed Editorial Board and Advisory Board.

Samuel Safran, Editor in Chief

Samuel Safran

Weizmann Institute of Science

Meet The Biophysicist’s Editor in Chief, Samuel Safran


Safran is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Physics at the Weizmann Institute, Israel where his research focuses on theoretical physics of soft and biological matter; cooperative structure and dynamics with an emphasis on novel materials: of cell shapes, biological cell adhesion, cellular and nuclear mechanics and dynamics, self-assembly of amphiphiles (membranes, vesicles), electrostatic interactions in soft and biological matter. Safran is excited to welcome Biophysicists with a wide variety of backgrounds to submit to The Biophysicist. “The needs of the biophysics community are unique since it includes students, educators, and researchers who often come to the field from different disciplinary backgrounds; what unifies them is the application of their expertise, conceptualization, and methods to problems in the life sciences,” he says.

Editorial Board


Gundula Bosch

Gundula Bosch

Johns Hopkins University
Andrew Feig

Andrew Feig

Research Corporation for
Science Advancement
Wolfgang Losert

Wolfgang Losert

University of Maryland
Phil Nelson

Phil Nelson

University of Pennsylvania
Les Satin

Les Satin

University of Michigan
Patricia Soto

Patricia Soto

Creighton University

Advisory Board


Linda Columbus

Linda Columbus

BPS Council
Jane Dyson

Jane Dyson

Editor-in-Chief,
Biophysical Journal
Kathleen Hall

Kathleen Hall

Chair, BPS
Publications Committee
Gina MacDonald

Gina MacDonald

Chair, BPS
Education Commmittee
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