Sharona Gordon has been promoted to professor of Physiology & Biophysics, effective July 1. She joined the department as a joint faculty member in 1999 and became a primary appointee in 2003. Her laboratory is widely recognized for studies for TRPV1 channels and their role in pain. In addition, Sharona is very active in the Biophysical Society, serving as an elected member of the Society Council from 2003-2006, and as Program Chair for the 2012 annual meeting. Next year, she will be start a term as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of General Physiology.