George Phillips named Biophysical Society fellow
Courtesy of Rice News
September 18, 2014
Rice University biochemist George Phillips ’74
has been named a fellow of the Biophysical
Society for his fundamental contributions to the science of X-ray
According to the society, the award honors members who have demonstrated
excellence in science and contributed to the expansion of the field of
Phillips, the Ralph and Dorothy Looney Professor of Biochemistry and Cell
Biology in the Department of
BioSciences, is one of five American scientists to receive this honor this
year and will join the others at an awards ceremony at the society’s annual
meeting on Feb. 8, 2015, in Baltimore.
Phillips earned bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and biochemistry at Rice as
well as the university’s first Ph.D. in biochemistry. He has returned to Rice
twice to teach, first in 1987 and again in 2012 after 12 years at the University
of Wisconsin, Madison.
The society cited his work to detail protein structures, dynamics and solvation through X-ray
diffraction, as well as his efforts to promote graduate and postdoctoral
training in biophysics.