Dr. Doug Barrick, PMB faculty member appointed Thomas C. Jenkins Professor in Biophysics

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Doug Barrick is a biophysicist interested in protein folding, and in particular, applying statistical thermodynamic modeling to understand energetics, cooperativity, protein evolution, and protein function.  Professor Barrick is also interested in teaching biophysical chemistry by combining hands-on models, computer analysis, and visualization.  He obtained his B.A. Summa Cum Laude in MCD Biology and in Chemistry at the University of Colorado, obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Stanford University with Buzz Baldwin in 1993, and conducted postdoctoral research with Rick Dahlquist at the University of Oregon.  Professor Barrick came to Johns Hopkins in 1996, and joined the faculty of the T.C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics in 1997.  He was an HHMI Predoctoral fellow, a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow, and a Beckman Young Investigator.  In 2008, he was the recipient of the Johns Hopkins Excellence in Teaching Award.  Professor Barrick has served as chair for two NIH study sections, and is currently the chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.