Jakob joins JBC as associate editor

ursula-jakobBleach, generally speaking, is bad news for anything it comes in contact with, whether it’s grime, blue jeans or bacteria waging war against your intestinal lining. At the University of Michigan, Ursula Jakob’s lab is investigating how to make the bacteria bent on colonizing your gut more sensitive to the bleach, or hypochlorous acid, that your white blood cells deploy against them. 

Jakob joined the ranks of associate editors at the Journal of Biological Chemistry in September. She spoke with John Arnst, ASBMB Today’s science writer, about her lab’s work exploring molecular chaperones and mechanisms of bleach resistance in bacterial and human cells. The interview has been edited for clarity and length.

Read the Q&A with Jakob in the March issue of ASBMB Today.