Early-career researchers to present
work from labs of JLR editorial board

Published March 01 2019

The Journal of Lipid Research will showcase work being done in the laboratories of its editorial board members during a symposium on Monday, April 8, at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting.

George M. Carman, a JLR associate editor based at the Rutgers Center for Lipid Research, explained how the program was designed. “The journal depends on its editorial board members to provide timely, fair and helpful reviews,” he said. “Our board members are also outstanding scientists, and we are using this venue to showcase the current work being conducted by their students and postdoctoral associates.”

The JLR has more editorial board members than can be featured in a single session, so Carman, who organized and will lead the session, and JLR colleagues selected five editorial board members whose laboratories’ work is likely to appeal to the diverse audience that the Experimental Biology meeting attracts.

The JLR early-career investigators

Jacqueline S. Dron Jacqueline S. Dron of Robert Hegele’s laboratory at the Robarts Research Institute at the University of Western Ontario will give a talk titled “Complex genetic determinants of plasma lipoproteins.”
John Melchior John Melchior of Sean Davidson’s laboratory at the University of Cincinnati will give a talk titled “The structure of apoA-II on HDL reveals novel insights into its regulation of lipoprotein composition and function.”
Vishal Kothari Vishal Kothari of Karin Bornfeldt’s laboratory at the University of Washington will give a talk titled “Small HDL, diabetes and proinflammatory effects in macrophages.”
Igor Shmarakov Igor Shmarakov of William S. Blaner’s laboratory at Columbia University will give a talk titled “Retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) in adipocytes and obesity.”
Daniel Pike Daniel Pike of David Ford’s laboratory at the Saint Louis University Health Science Center will give a talk titled “Chlorolipids: mediators and outcome predictors of sepsis.”