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Nuala Del Piccolo

Nuala Del Piccolo
Nuala Del Piccolo is a freelance scientific writer who is passionate about communicating science with multiple stakeholders and promoting diversity in STEM. She has been an ASBMB Today contributor since 2019. Del Piccolo earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in biomedical engineering and materials science at Johns Hopkins University and completed postdoctoral training in biomedical engineering at University of California, Davis. In her free time, she enjoys trail running, skiing and reading.
 

Articles by Nuala Del Piccolo

Focusing on a field, then diversifying skills
Annual Meeting

Focusing on a field, then diversifying skills

March 15, 2022
Jodi Brewster, a JBC Tabor Early Career Investigator, studies enzymes’ structure–function relationships.
How does the sugar O-GlcNAc regulate nuclear and cytosolic proteins?
Interview

How does the sugar O-GlcNAc regulate nuclear and cytosolic proteins?

March 1, 2022
In July, scientists studying O-GlcNAc regulation will gather in Athens, Georgia, to discuss experimental techniques, chemistry and biological function.
Science informed by personal experiences
Annual Meeting

Science informed by personal experiences

Feb. 17, 2022
Judith Simcox, a Journal of Lipid Research junior associate editor, investigates the origin and function of lipid metabolites.
In memoriam: John S. Blanchard
In Memoriam

In memoriam: John S. Blanchard

Jan. 17, 2022
The enzymologist was committed to finding treatments for antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.
Bone and Joint Health Action Week 2021
Health Observance

Bone and Joint Health Action Week 2021

Oct. 13, 2021
Read about recent research on bones published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
A collaboration to study host immunity in plants and animals
Journal News

A collaboration to study host immunity in plants and animals

July 22, 2021
Characterizing chemokine function in plants may help researchers identify the protein’s role in humans.
From the journals: MCP
Journal News

From the journals: MCP

May 6, 2021
Using silver nanoparticles to target cancer. Glycosylation of SARS-CoV-2. Characterizing the glycan signature in tumor tissue. Read about recent papers in the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics.
It’s just data: Women in biological chemistry
Observance

It’s just data: Women in biological chemistry

Feb. 11, 2021
To mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we look at Johns Hopkins biophysics professor Karen Fleming’s data-driven approach to studying gender equity
From the journals: MCP
Journal News

From the journals: MCP

Jan. 28, 2021
The saliva peptidome in oral cancer, proteins targeted by an oncology therapy and effector protein localization to host cell mitochondria. Read about recent papers on these topics in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics.
A career in metabolism research and a drive to mentor minority students
Research Spotlight

A career in metabolism research and a drive to mentor minority students

Aug. 31, 2020
Spurred to research by a program for undergrads from underrepresented groups, Claudio Villanueva pays it forward.
How is myelin made?
Journal News

How is myelin made?

April 14, 2020
Understanding the makeup of the protective coating on neurons may inform future therapies for neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis.
Chang has made the WWOX gene his life’s work
Member News

Chang has made the WWOX gene his life’s work

Jan. 29, 2020
Though Chang’s lab frequently numbered fewer than five people, his team was one of three to report independently the cloning of WWOX in 2001.