Journal of Lipid Research launches junior associate editors program
This year, the Journal of Lipid Research welcomes its first cohort of junior associate editors.
School of Medicine
Research area: Nuclear lipid signaling and structure
Mentor: George Carman
Irving Medical Center
Research area: Regulation and metabolism of Lipoprotein(a)
Mentor: Henry Ginsberg
University of Iowa
Carver College of Medicine
Research area: Lipid metabolism in endothelial cells
Mentor: Stephen Young
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Research area: Metabolism and lipid droplets in liver disease
Mentor: Nick Davidson
The four assistant professors, chosen from nominations made by the journal’s associate editors, are partnering with senior editors to learn how to manage the peer-review process.
“Engagement with the best and brightest young investigators in the lipid field is an investment in the future of JLR,” Co-Editor-in-Chief Kerry−Anne Rye said.
The new editors — two Ph.D.s and two M.D.s — already have accrued accolades and earned the community’s trust. Two are recipients of the JLR Junior Investigator Award. One won the Journal of Biological Chemistry/Herb Tabor Young Investigator Award. Another is on the Deuel Conference board.
Co-Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Davidson said the program’s mission is two-fold: “It’s demystifying the peer-review process and also teaching what we hope are going to be the next generation of full associate editors.”
The new editors are serving a two-year term from March 1, 2019, to Feb. 28, 2021.
They also will contribute a new type of article to the journal — commentaries on exciting lipid research published elsewhere.
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