Steven Boxer is the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University. His research interests are in biophysics: the interface of physical chemistry, biology and engineering. Topics of current interest include: electrostatics and dynamics in proteins; excited state dynamics of green fluorescent protein, especially split GFP, with applications in biotechnology; electron and energy transfer mechanisms in photosynthesis; and the fabrication of artificial systems to simulate, manipulate and image biological membranes. He has served on the scientific advisory board of many start-ups in the general area of biotechnology, and as an advisor to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. He is the recipient of several awards, and is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Biophysical Society and the National Academy of Sciences.