Maria Karayiorgou, MD, professor of psychiatry and Joseph Gogos, MD, PhD, professor of physiology and cellular biophysics
and of neuroscience, and their team sequenced the "exome"-the region of the human genome that codes for proteins-of 231 schizophrenia patients and their unaffected parents.
Making that idea work required a lot of help from real scientists: Her father, who runs a cellular biophysics
lab at the Rockefeller University; her surgeon at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and gene specialists at the New York Genome Center.
in Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
from Columbia University in New York City, and did his postdoctoral training at Instituo Cajal in Madrid.
1] Department of Integrative Systems Biology, George Washington University and Center for Genetic Medicine Research, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC 20010;  Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics
, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY 10065.
The new quarterly journal covers the entire field of biophysics, including bioinformatics, biophysical methods and instrumentation, macromolecular biophysics, cellular biophysics
, medical biophysics, and cell biophysics and organization.
PVA nominated the following scientists for the 2002 Award: Sunita Kramer (from Corey Goodman's lab), Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley; Samantha Butler (Jane Dodd's lab), Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
, Columbia University; and Josh Shimony (Thomas Conturo's lab), Resident Division of Radiological Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine.