Professor Olga Dudko receives an NSF CAREER Award

Professor Olga Dudko receives an NSF CAREER Award UCSD physics Professor Olga Dudko has received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Grant. The CAREER Program offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Prof. Dudko received the award for her proposal to develop new theoretical approaches that will advance our understanding of fundamental physical principles that govern the structure formation and functioning of biological macromolecules at the single-molecule level. The proposed strategy is to use the great explanatory power of non-equilibrium physics to target for rapid advances the emerging field of single-molecule biophysics, and at the same time to motivate new physical concepts through the exploration of biological processes at the level of individual biomolecules. Prof. .Dudko's group uses theoretical and computational methods with the focus on quantitative, analytically tractable descriptions. More information on Prof. Dudko's research is available at http://dudko.ucsd.edu