Courtney Chandler has been an ASBMB Today contributor since 2016 and has a passion for scientific communication. You’ll see her insights on industry career paths monthly her ASBMB Today careers column. She earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. from the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She loves Baltimore and decided it was the city for her (crabs are a personal favorite). She is a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University, where she researches enzymes of fungal pathogens. When she’s not researching or writing, Courtney likes to travel, cook and read.
Articles by Courtney Chandler
The medical technology company BD has a training program for new scientists who want to get experience in different business units and roles. Our careers columnist spoke to a program participant about her experiences.
After Rotonya Carr had trained and practiced as a primary-care physician, the JLR junior associate editor went to work in a lab studying the biology of fatty liver disease.
Our careers columnist interviewed Isaiah Hankel, founder and CEO of Cheeky Scientist. His company specializes in helping Ph.Ds. transition into careers in industry.
Kim Orth, Nicole DeNisco and a team at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have found that a variety of bacteria, not just one strain, correlate with recurrent urinary tract infections.
Our careers columnist writes about the duties and skills required of research scientists, research coordinators and research associates working on clinical trials.
Melanie McReynolds, a postdoc at Princeton, studies how the molecule nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, which decreases with disease and age, is produced and used. She also shares her insights to motivate younger scientists.
In the field of bacterial lipid trafficking, Shu-Sin Chng has defined the biochemical mechanisms of the membrane lipid asymmetry system in Escherichia coli and reported that the Tol-Pal system is actively involved in phospholipid transport.
Vytas Bankaitis is recognized for his work on elucidating the role of lipid transfer and phosphatidylinositol exchange proteins in cell biology.
John Melchior refined a technique to separate high-density lipoprotein particles based on the presence of certain proteins.
How early screening can help cure a rare genetic disease in newborns. The connection of genes, brains and immune cells in a risk factor for obesity. The difference between white and brown fat cells. Read about this research and more in our roundup o…
What’s the link between lipids and sleep apnea? How is obesity related to fertility? What’s the fastest way to screen heart drugs? Read about these topics and more in our roundup of recent papers from the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journa…
Kim Orth of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has worked to elucidate the activity of bacterial virulence factors on the molecular level.
Manu Ben–Johny, a postdoc at Johns Hopkins University, studies the molecular and physical properties involved in channel fine-tuning and how synthetic proteins can modulate channel function.
The eight articles in this Journal of Lipid Research review series study a lipid carrier protein that greatly increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
A study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry by the lab of Nobel laureate Yoshinori Ohsumi revealed that the cellular-degradation system known as autophagy is another consequence of zinc starvation.
Volker Haucke at the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology is recognized for defining the roles of membrane lipid homeostasis in cellular transport.
Thraustochytrium are an important source for dietary omega-3 fatty acids. New research shows how they produce such quantities.