Lipid Research Division

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Looking back at the LRD

In an essay on his experience with the society, ASBMB Fellow Dan Raben looks back on cofounding the lipid research division with Binks Wattenberg. Read about the history here.

Linder a leader at ASPET

Maurine Linder, a professor and chair of the department of molecular medicine at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been elected chair of the ASPET division for molecular pharmacology. Her lab studies the activity and signaling regulation of DHHC acyltransferases responsible for protein S-palmitoylation. Read more.

Cravatt shares Wolf prize

Ben Cravatt, a professor and chair of chemical biology at Scripps Research, is one of three recipients of the 2022 Wolf Prize in Chemistry. Cravatt’s lab at Scripps developed a technique called activity-based protein profiling to characterize enzymes in the endocannabinoid system. Read more.

Merck Award goes to Farese, Walter

Robert Farese Jr, and Tobias Walther, whose joint lab at Harvard is known for studies of lipid droplet biology, have been recognized with the ASBMB-Merck award. You can read about their long history of collaboration in a profile in ASBMB Today, and hear the latest from their lab at an award lecture on Sunday, April 3 at the ASBMB annual meeting.

Airola receives Walter Shaw Young Investigator Award

Michael Airola, an assistant professor at Stony Brook University, received the ASBMB's Walter Shaw Young Investigator Award in Lipid Research. You can read about Airola's work in an ASBMB Today profile, or hear it directly from him at the ASBMB annual meeting, where his award lecture is scheduled for 3:30 on Sunday, April 3.