Professor Laura Finzi named American Physical Society Fellow

The American Physical Society has named Emory biophysicist Laura Finzi as one of its 2023 Fellows, a distinction given to researchers who have made significant contributions to the application of physics to science and technology and advanced physics through original research.

The APS honors only about half of a percent of its members with the Fellows distinction. Finzi’s recognition is for “pioneering work on magnetic tweezers to resolve the difference between full polymer elastic theory and the simplifying freely jointed chain model and to demonstrate the key role of DNA supercoiling in transcription regulation, and for using tethered particle motion to study genetic switches.”

She joins just nine fellows previously awarded to Emory faculty. See the full story here!

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