Brangwynne, pioneer of cell biology, receives Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences

Clifford Brangwynne, a professor of chemical and biological engineering and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), was part of a team of researchers who first discovered liquid structures within living cells that organize and carry out important functions without the use of membranes. The work opened a new frontier in bioengineering, revealing fundamental insights into cell growth, protein manufacturing and stress management, and spurring further research into neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s.