The Lipid Research Division is a division of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The LRD represents lipid research scientists of the society and addresses concerns that include, but are not limited to, national and international visibility, representation at the annual meeting and on scientific advisory panels, and increased funding for lipid research. Additionally, the LRD serves as a platform within the ASBMB to highlight progress in lipid research and to foster communication among lipid researchers and between lipid researchers and the broader ASBMB membership.

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Steven J. Fliesler

The Retina Research Foundation has recognized Steven J. Fliesler at the University of Buffalo for his work on cholesterol metabolism in the retina.

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Lipid news
In memoriam: Charles Rock

An ASBMB member for almost four decades, he was a faculty member at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and an NIH principal investigator.

From the journals: JLR

Breaking down atherosclerotic plaque. Location matters in liver disease. A lipidomic profile drives liver disease. Read about recent papers on these topics.

Circadian influences on lipid metabolism

A new study provides insights into how the 24-hour clock and external environment together regulate lipid metabolism.


Lipid Research Division Seminar Series

Jan. 24 | Presentations by young researchers highlighting their recent work in the field of lipids. Hosted by the ASBMB's Lipid Research Division.

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Recent LRD seminars
Membrane sensing by proteins and nucleic acids

Membrane sensing by proteins and nucleic acids

Nov. 15, 2023 More

Fine-tuning signal transaction with lipids

Fine-tuning signal transaction with lipids

Oct. 25, 2023 More