JBC names 2021 Tabor young investigators

Anand Rao
Dec. 21, 2020

The Journal of Biological Chemistry has named the winners of the 2021 JBC Herbert Tabor Early Career Investigator Awards. The awards, named after the late editor-in-chief of the journal, recognize early-career scientists with standout first-author papers published in the past year.

Adrian Arrieta
James M. Burke
Alejandro Castillo–Kauil
Anne Harbig
Duncan J. Kountz

A committee of JBC associate editors, headed up by George DeMartino of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, selected the five winners after reviewing nominations from JBC readers, consulting experts in the field and evaluating the quantitative impact of the papers.

The winners will give talks at the 2021 ASBMB Annual Meeting, which will take place virtually April 27–30.

Tabor award winners from 2020, whose talks were postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, also will present their work at the 2021 meeting.

The winners and their papers are below.

2021 winners

Adrian Arrieta, graduate student at San Diego State University

James M. Burke, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado, Boulder

Alejandro Castillo–Kauil, graduate student at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute.  

Anne Harbig, graduate student at Philipps–University Marburg

Duncan J. Kountz, graduate student at Harvard University

2020 winners

Manisha Dagar, graduate student at Amity Institute of Biotechnology

Ayumi Nagashima–Kasahara, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tokyo

Febin Varghese, research associate at Washington State University

Yue Yang, instructor at Weill Cornell Medicine

Wehchao Zhao, graduate student at the University of Bonn

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