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Graduate Student Rui Guo Won the 2015 Paul F. Cranefield Student Award


On February 8, 2015, the Society of General Physiologists (SGP) and the Journal of General Physiology (JGP) held a joint reception at the World Trade Center in Baltimore during the Biophysical Society 59th Annual Meeting period, where SGP/JGP announced that Rui Guo, a graduate student from Life Sciences Institute of Zhejiang University, won the 2015 Paul F. Cranefield Student Award. The Cranefield Award committee for the Society of General Physiologists selected Rui Guo to receive the 2015 Graduate Student award based on her research on the mechanism of barium blockade of K+ channel, which was published on the Journal of General Physiology, with Rui as the first author, and was recognized as “Excellence in Physiology” by the committee.

SGP was founded in 1946 with the aim to promote and disseminate knowledge and interest in the subject of general physiology. In 2005 the SGP instituted two new Paul F. Cranefield awards, one each to be given annually to a deserving post-doctoral fellow and a graduate student who are the first authors of manuscripts published in the Journal of General Physiology. Rui Guo is the first Cranefield student winner from China (More information:

Rui Guo graduated from the biological base class of the College of Life Sciences, Shandong University in 2011, when she was first enrolled as a graduate student for master's degree of the Life Sciences Institute, Zhejiang University, with the exemption from an entrance examination due to her excellent GPA. She was changed to a Ph.D. student in 2014 due to her excellent performance. Rui Guo is mainly engaged in structural biology studies under the guidance of Professor Sheng Ye. She has published two first author papers, one in The Journal of General Physiology, and the other in the Chinese Chemical Letters, in addition to a paper in Scientific Reports as a co-author, respectively. Moreover, she filed a patent application to the State Intellectual Property Office, and has received awards including the outstanding doctoral graduate.