Nicholas R. Davenport of the Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, was named by the Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) Editorial Board as recipient of the 26th annual MBoC Paper of the Year Award. As a graduate student in Bill Bement’s lab, Davenport was first author of the article “Membrane dynamics during cellular wound repair” (Mol. Biol. Cell 27, 2272–2285).

“Davenport et al. have provided a stunning view of the complex series of events that underlie cellular wound repair,” said MBoC Editor-in-Chief David Drubin. “Their gorgeous image-based study reveals the timing and spatial patterning of molecular, signaling, and membrane dynamics events that seal ruptures in the plasma membrane.”

Davenport will present his research at a Minisymposium at the ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia this December.

The MBoC Paper of the Year is selected by the Editorial Board from among papers published in the journal each year between June and May that have a postdoc or student as the first author.

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W. Mark Leader

W. Mark Leader is Director of Publications for ASCB.