Medical illustrator puts a soft edge on the hard sciences

A special issue of the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics in December focused on post-translational modifications. To convey the complexity of the molecular biology and biochemistry involved in these modifications, Jennifer Fairman was recruited to help with the illustrations and schematics as well as to design the cover art of the special issue.

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Meet Velia Fowler

Velia Fowler at The Scripps Research Institute became an associate editor for the Journal of Biological Chemistry in April. Her laboratory focuses on the roles of the actin cytoskeleton in cell architecture and physiology in organs such as muscle, blood and eyes. ASBMB’s science writer, Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay, talked with Fowler to learn more about her scientific interests, career and hobbies.

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