School of Medicine

Stephen White receives top award from The Protein Society

Stephen H. White, PhD, UC Irvine emeritus professor in the School of Medicine Department of Physiology & Biophysics, will be honored by The Protein Society.

The Society will bestow its Carl Brändén Award, which is sponsored by Rigaku Corporation.

White is receiving this award in recognition of his many contributions to the field of membrane protein folding, his long service to the protein science community and his skills as an educator of graduate students and postdocs in particular.

His research has provided much fundamental insight into the thermodynamics of folding in and on the membrane. He also has made major contributions to multiple scientific societies, including The Protein Society, and - among other service activities – maintains the widely-utilized Membrane Proteins of Known 3D Structure website.

The Protein Society, the only international society devoted to furthering research aimed at understanding proteins, will confer the awards at the 28th Annual Symposium of The Protein Society, July 27-30, in San Diego.