2021 Winter Meeting Plenary Speakers
Adriaan Bax, Ph.D.
Adriaan (Ad) Bax is a Dutch-American molecular biophysicist. He was born in the Netherlands and is the Chief of the Section on Biophysical NMR Spectroscopy at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Bax is a pioneer in the development of advanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments and their use for structure determination of isotopically enriched proteins. Much of his recent work focuses on folding and misfolding of proteins, related to amyloid diseases. In 2002, he was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences and in 2018 he was awarded the Welch Award in Chemistry.
Geraldine Cox’s work is about finding resonant ways to express hidden aspects of nature and the journey of discovery. This research has taken her to the heart of the atom, the beginnings of the Universe and the essence of light. She has bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Painting, and a Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence Award for her residency at the Physics Department of Imperial College London. She uses various media to share perspectives on the experience of discovery and some of the beautiful things we know through art.
McKensie Mack is a trilingual anti-oppression consultant, facilitator, educator, researcher, and the Founder of McKensie Mack Group (MMG) and the Creator #BoundaryWork. McKensie holds more than 10 years of experience helping organizations, community groups, governing agencies, and healthcare organizations expand dialogues of power, identity, and equity across race, gender, class, disability, and LGBTQ+ identity with clients based in the U.S, the UK, India, France, Germany, Spain, Peru, and more.