Drs. Bin Xu and Alexandra Jilkine Selected for Biophysical Society's Biophysical Journal Paper of the Year for 2018

Author: Cheryl Schairer

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce that Bin Xu and Alexandra Jilkine, University of Notre Dame, have been selected as the winners of the Biophysical Journal Paper of the Year Award for 2018.  Their winning paper is titled Modeling the Dynamics of Cdc42 Oscillation in Fission Yeast. The paper was published in the February 6, 2018, issue of Biophysical Journal

This award was established to recognize young investigators that publish an outstanding paper in the Journal within the previous 12 months. Papers are nominated for the award by the Associate Editors of the Biophysical Journal. Dr. Jilkine is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied & Computational Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Notre Dame where Dr. Xu is a Lumpkins Postdoctoral Research Associate.

“It is critical that the research community continue to promote young scientists as they grow into their careers,” said Drs. Jilkine and Xu. “We are honored to accept the Paper of the Year award from the Biophysical Journal and look forward to sharing our research at the upcoming BPS Annual Meeting.” 

Although the award is usually given to the corresponding author, in this case Drs. Xu and Jilkine were co-corresponding authors and will share the monetary prize.  In addition each will receive a plaque and Dr. Xu will present a short talk at the Award Symposium, during the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland.


Originally published November 19, 2018, in Biophysical Journal, https://www.biophysics.org/publications/biophysical-journal/bj-in-the-news/biophysical-society-selects-biophysical-journal-paper-of-the-year-for-2018