ASBMB Annual Meeting

JBC Tabor award winners to share research

Anand Rao
March 18, 2021

The Journal of Biological Chemistry has a longstanding mission to support the dissemination of science, enhance research visibility and promote scientific equity. As part of this mission, the journal is proud to recognize the next generation of scientists and their contributions to the field of biological chemistry. The JBC Herbert Tabor Early Career Investigator Award — named after Herb Tabor, JBC's editor-in-chief from 1971 to 2012 and a giant in his field — are awarded to early-career first authors of standout JBC papers published in the previous year. After carefully reviewing nominations from JBC readership, consulting experts in the field and evaluating the quantitative impact of the papers, a committee of JBC associate editors selected five award-winning first authors.

All five winners of the 2021 JBC Herbert Tabor Early Career Investigator Awards and one 2020 winner will give talks on their award-winning papers Friday, April 30, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the ASBMB Annual Meeting.

Adrian Arrieta is a graduate student at San Diego State University. His paper is titled "Mesencephalic astrocyte–derived neurotrophic factor is an ER-resident chaperone that protects against reductive stress in the heart."

Alejandro Castillo–Kauil is a graduate student at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute. His paper is titled "Gαs directly drives PDZ-RhoGEF signaling to Cdc42."

James M. Burke is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His paper is titled "RNase L promotes the formation of unique ribonucleoprotein granules distinct from stress granules."

Anne Harbig is a graduate student at Phillipps-University Marburg. Her paper is titled "Transcriptome profiling and protease inhibition experiments identify proteases that activate H3N2 influenza A and influenza B viruses in murine airways."

Duncan J. Kountz is a graduate student at Harvard University. His paper is titled "MtcB, a member of the MttB superfamily from the human gut acetogen Eubacterium limosum, is a cobalamin-dependent carnitine demethylase."

Ayumi Nagashima–Kasahara is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tokyo. Her paper is titled "Transcriptional regulators involved in responses to volatile organic compounds in plants."

Additional JBC Tabor Award winners, recipients from 2020 and 2019 whose recognition was disrupted by COVID-19, will give their talks Tuesday, April 27, 1:45–3 p.m. Find links to their previously published profiles here.

Anand Rao

Anand Rao is ASBMB publications strategy manager.

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