November 2011

Tabor investigator chosen at lipids meeting


Alessandra Ferrari was named a Journal of Biological Chemistry/Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Award winner at the 52nd International Conference on the Bioscience of Lipids, which was held in late summer in Warsaw, Poland. JBC Associate Editor George Carman attended the conference and presented Ferrari with her prize.

Ferrari, 25, received her master’s degree in pharmaceutical biotechnology in the spring from theUniversity of Milan (in Italian, Università degli Studi di Milano), where she works under the supervision of Maurizio Crestani.

She and colleagues study the transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms involved in the regulation of energy metabolism with a focus on the role of histone deacetylases and nuclear receptors in the metabolic regulation of adipose tissues, liver and skeletal muscles under both normal and disease states.

In her free time, Ferrari enjoys travel, music and photography.

Angela Hopp ( is a science writer and handles public relations for ASBMB.

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