Meet Russell DeBose–Boyd


A new associate editor at the Journal of Lipid Research is passionate about the body’s synthesis of cholesterol. He also likes to make spaghetti from scratch.

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Meet Lila Gierasch, JBC editor-in-chief


The 11th editor’s work on molecular chaperones has implications for neurodegenerative diseases.

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Meet Wolfgang Peti


The new associate editor at the Journal of Biological Chemistry has a deep appreciation for NMR spectroscopy.

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Meet Ronald Wek


This new associate editor at the Journal of Biological Chemistry investigates the roles of RNA in stress response pathways and disease states.

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Meet Joseph Jez


The new associate editor at the Journal of Biological Chemistry has ricocheted across the country pursuing new avenues for crystallography.

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Meet Pierre Thibault


The new associate editor for the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics discovered mass spectrometry’s power while tracking a deadly toxin.

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Meet Thomas Neubert


The new associate editor for the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics has his fingers in many signaling pies.

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Meet Anne-Claude Gingras


One of the two new deputy editors for Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, she is a signaling expert from Québéc.

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Meet Steve Carr


One of the two new deputy editors for Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, he credits his parents for his education.

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Burning fat and balancing liver lipids


An interview with Michael Wolfgang of the Johns Hopkins University.

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Enabling effective mentorship


In this Q&A, Christine Pfund of the University of Wisconsin–Madison describes why improving mentorship in the sciences so crucial.

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Meet Natalie Ahn, ASBMB’s incoming president


Natalie Ahn's term as president of ASBMB began July 1. In this Q&A, she speaks with ASBMB Today's executive editor about her background and involvement with the society.

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Bringing scientific rigor to issues of diversity


ASBMB's chief science correspondent, Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay, conducts a rare Q&A with Hannah Valantine, the first chief officer for scientific workforce diversity at the National Institutes of Health.

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Meet Kathryn J. Moore


Kathryn J. Moore at New York University Medical Center became an associate editor for the Journal of Lipid Research in 2014. Moore's lab researches the mechanisms that underlie imbalances in metabolism as it relates to atherosclerosis and obesity, including noncoding RNA's regulating role in cholesterol metabolism and inflammation. Read our Q&A with Moore. 

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Meet Bernhard Küster


Bernhard Küster at Technische Universität München in Munich, Germany, is a new associate editor of Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. Küster’s research involves studying interactions between drug molecules and protein populations in cells. He also is a co-founder of a biotechnology firm called OmicScouts. Read our Q&A with Küster.

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Q&A with teen college grad


At the age of 17 this spring, Ismail Gunacar was the second-youngest student ever to earn a bachelor’s degree from University off Cincinnati. ASBMB's media specialist, Allison Frick, talked to Gunacar about what's next for him.

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Meet Patrick Sung


Patrick Sung at Yale University last summer became an associate editor for the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Sung’s expertise is in how cells repair double-stranded breaks in DNA.

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Meet Raymond Cypess


As a teenager, Raymond Cypess cut his teeth in business at his father’s bakery. These days, Cypess applies that business education as the current chair and chief executive officer of American Type Culture Collection, better known as ATCC.

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Meet Svetlana Lutsenko


Svetlana Lutsenko at The Johns Hopkins University joined the ranks of the associate editors at the Journal of Biological Chemistry last year. Her laboratory focuses on copper homeostasis. Read our interview with her.

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Meet Hans Schöler


Hans Schöler joined the Journal of Biological Chemistry as an associate editor in May. A director of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Münster, Germany, Schöler investigates how mature body cells can be reprogrammed into pluripotent stem cells.

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Meet Dennis Voelker


Dennis Voelker at National Jewish Health in Denver recently joined the ranks of the associate editors at the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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Q&A with Pumtiwitt McCarthy


This month's "Research Spotlight" column features Pumtiwitt McCarthy, an assistant professor of chemistry at Morgan State University in Baltimore (and a regular contributor to ASBMB Today).

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Meet John Denu


John Denu at the University of Wisconsin-Madison joined the ranks of The Journal of Biological Chemistry associate editors in July. His laboratory focuses on the roles of reversible protein modifications that are involved in modulating signal transduction, chromatin dynamics and gene activation. In particular, the group studies histone modifications.

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Meet Jonathan Weissman


The plenary speaker for this year’s American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting is Jonathan Weissman of the University of California, San Francisco. An investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Weissman is a protein biochemist whose laboratory focuses on protein folding, amyloid formation and next-generation genomic sequencing.

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Meet Amanda Fosang


Science writer Rajenadrani Mukhopadhyay interviewed Amanda Fosang, a faculty member at the University of Melbourne and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Australia. Fosang joined the ranks of the associate editors of The Journal of Biological Chemistry in September.

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Meet Roger Colbran


ASBMB Today science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay interviewed Roger Colbran, who became an associate editor for The Journal of Biological Chemistry in September. In this Q&A, Colbran talks about his scientific interests, his career path from the United Kingdom to the United States and his work as a JBC associate editor.

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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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Meet Eric Fearon


In January 2013, Eric Fearon at the University of Michigan Medical School joined the ranks of the associate editors at The Journal of Biological Chemistry. Fearon has a longstanding interest in the molecular mechanisms underlying colorectal cancer progression.

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Meet Henrik Dohlman


Henrik Dohlman, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, recently became an associate editor for The Journal of Biological Chemistry. This is a partial transcript of a podcast in which John Kyriakis, a longtime associate editor of the JBC, interviewed Dohlman about his research, his role at the journal and his predictions for the field of biochemistry.

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Meet Alex Toker


Alex Toker at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in January joined the ranks of the associate editors at The Journal of Biological Chemistry. His laboratory focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of cancer progression. He spoke with ASBMB Today’s science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay.

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Meet Jeffrey Pessin


Jeffrey Pessin, director of the Diabetes Research Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has joined the ranks of the associate editors at The Journal of Biological Chemistry. Science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay talked with him about his research and new JBC position.

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Q&A with John Exton


John Exton of Vanderbilt University long has been fascinated by a laboratory run by the husband-wife team of Carl and Gerty Cori, both of whom received the Nobel Prize in 1947 for their work on glycogen metabolism. The Cori lab, which was active from the 1930s through the 1960s at Washington University in St. Louis, spawned six more Nobel laureates and a host of famous biochemists. In this interview, Exton talks about writing his book about the Cori lab, "Crucible of Science."

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Q&A with UC Berkeley University Medalist of the Year Ritankar Das


Ritankar Das, the top graduating senior at the University of California, Berkeley, is the recipient of the prestigious University Medal. The University Medal is awarded to an outstanding graduating student with a minimum GPA of 3.96. With a phenomenal grade-point average of 3.99, 18-year-old Das is the youngest to receive the medal in at least a century. He double majored in chemical biology and bioengineering and minored in creative writing.

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Q&A with Stefan Schulz


For some spider species, love definitely is in the air. These arthropods emit sex pheromones, which are volatile compounds, to communicate with prospective mates, initiate courtship and accept partners.

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Q&A with Steve Caplan


In this interview with ASBMB science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay, Steve Caplan of the University of Nebraska Medical Center shares how he became a scientist, novelist and blogger.

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Q&A with Montana Professor of the Year Mike Morrow


Mike Morrow, professor of biology at the University of Montana Western, was named the Carnegie Foundation 2012 Montana Professor of the Year.

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Meet Santa J. Ono


Santa Jeremy Ono became president of the University of Cincinnati in late October after previously serving as interim president, as senior vice president for academic affairs and as provost. In this quick Q&A with ASBMB’s education and professional development manager, Weiyi Zhao, Ono talks about his career path and the inspiration for it.

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Meet Jerry Hart


He doesn’t break a sweat juggling his duties as an associate editor for both the Journal of Biological Chemistryand Molecular & Cellular Proteomics -- all while leading a department at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Q&A with Jeremy Nicholson


Jeremy Nicholson of Imperial College London is heading up the U.K.’s government-funded phenome center, which will undertake population-scale metabolic phenotyping and profiling.

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Meet Peter Cresswell, a new associate editor for The Journal of Biological Chemistry


In August, immunologist Peter Cresswell at Yale University joined The Journal of Biological Chemistry as an associate editor. Cresswell spoke with ASBMB Today about his research interests, his thoughts on the JBC and his career path.

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Q&A with ASBMB President Jeremy Berg


ASBMB Today science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay interviews the society's new president, Jeremy Berg. Find out about Berg's views on the changing landscape of biochemistry and molecular biology, his advice for science students and how his family has influenced his career. 

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Meet Nick Davidson


One of the newest associate editors to join the Journal of Lipid Research brings his expertise in gastroenterology and lipid-related liver conditions to expand the journal’s scope in a hot area of lipid research.

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Meet Ruma V. Banerjee


We interview Ruma Banerjee, professor of biological chemistry at the University of Michigan and the latest addition to the associate editors of The Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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A conversation with NSF’s Parag Chitnis


Parag Chitnis, director of the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences at the National Science Foundation, talked with ASBMB Today Editor Angela Hopp and the society’s science policy fellow, Julie McClure, about what kinds of research projects the NSF is looking to fund.

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Meet Steven P. Briggs


The University of California, San Diego, professor joined the ranks of the Molecular & Cellular Proteomics' associate editors last year. His research has a two-pronged approach: One focuses on the innate immune system of plants, while the other delves into mass spectrometry technology so that researchers can see directly protein dynamics and interactions on a large scale.

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Meet Paul E. Fraser


In 2011, the University of Toronto professor became an associate editor for the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Before that, he served as an editorial board member for more than eight years. An expert in neurodegenerative diseases, Fraser focuses on the biochemistry and biophysics of amyloid plaques and their connections to Alzheimer’s disease.

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A 'mad race to the finish'


ASBMB Today science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay talks with Philip Leder about the genetic code experiments that he began 50 years ago.

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Meet F. Anne Stephenson


ASBMB Today science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay talks with the new Journal of Biological Chemistry associate editor about her career path and new duties at the journal.

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Laurie Glimcher: New dean for Weill Cornell Medical School


Laurie Glimcher shares her plans for her tenure as Weill Cornell Medical School's new dean, weighs in on the relevance of industrial partnerships and recalls the challenges and joys of balancing her life at home with her life in the lab.

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ASBMB roundtable: Carol Greider


Nobel laureate Carol Greider talks about life after receiving the Nobel prize

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The JBC gets a new editor


The Journal of Biological Chemistry's new editor in chief, Martha Fedor, talks about her background, her research and her plans for the journal.

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Science in art and art in science: an interview with Julian Voss-Andreae


Julian Voss-Andreae is a German-born sculptor whose works are strongly influenced by science. Having started as a painter, he changed course in his early twenties and studied physics and quantum physics at the universities of Berlin, Edinburgh and Vienna. His recent commissions include a large-scale outdoor piece for the Scripps Research Institute in Florida and a sculpture for Nobel laureate Roderick MacKinnon at the Rockefeller University in New York City.

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Meet Cecilia Martinez


Cecilia Martinez is an assistant professor at Michigan State University. Her lab studies how bacteria use one-carbon compounds, such as methane and methanol, as a sole source of carbon and energy.

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