Beveridge Honored at Biophysics Retreat

David Beveridge, the Joshua Boger University Professor of the Sciences and Mathematics., professor of chemistry, was honored at Wesleyan University’s 11th Annual Molecular Biophysics and Biological Chemistry Retreat Sept. 23. Beveridge came to Wesleyan about 30 years ago to develop a program in molecular biophysics within the Department of Chemistry. He studies how the structure, dynamic and solvation of nucleic acids and proteins influence binding and recognition. Pictured is Wesleyan President Michael Roth with Beveridge at the retreat.

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Beveridge gathers with the guests who made presentations at the retreat on Sept. 23. Pictured, from left, are Steve Harvey, the Nelson and Bennie Abell Georgia Research Alliance Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology; Richard Lavery, director of the Institute of Molecular Biostructures, Lyon, France; William Jorgensen, the Sterling Professor of Chemistry, Yale University; Beveridge; Anne Baranger, associate head and associate professor of the department of chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; and Max Diem, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, Northeastern University.

Pictured is Professor Beveridge with Manju Hingorani, associate professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, at left, and Ishita Mukerji, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, director of graduate studies. Beveridge is a fellow of the Biophysical Society, a National Institutes of Health Merit award winner, and a leader in the area of computational biology and molecular dynamics.

Beveridge’s current and former students attended the retreat.

Christina Othon, assistant professor of physics, poses for a photo with David Beveridge at the retreat’s poster session.

Beveridge’s wife, Phyllis, and son, Andrew, attended the retreat. Andrew Beveridge is an assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn. (Photos by Olivia Drake)