Patricia L. Clark, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been selected as a member of the Editorial Board of the Biophysical Journal for a three year term beginning July 1, 2009. Members of the Editorial Board act as Editor for submitted manuscripts to the journal, making all the editorial judgments leading to acceptance or denial of publication. The journal's current impact factor is 4.247. The Biophysical Journal's circulation (print and online) is approximately 9,000. The journal is distributed worldwide to more than twenty countries.