Journal of Lipid Research launches junior associate editors program

Thursday, February 14, 2019 General News
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ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Journal of Lipid Research will welcome in March its first cohort of junior

associate editors. The move to recognize the expertise and contributions of assistant professors is the first initiative by the journal's new editors-in-chief, who took office in January.  

The four assistant professors, chosen from nominations

by the journal's associate editors, will partner 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," said co-Editor-in-Chief Kerry-Anne Rye.

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 also will contribute a new type of article to the journal — commentaries on exciting lipid research published elsewhere.

Here are the new associate editors and their research areas:

Raymond Blind Vanderbilt University School of MedicineNuclear lipid signaling and structureMentor: George Carman

Gissette Reyes-Sofer Columbia University Irving Medical CenterRegulation and metabolism of Lipoprotein(a)Mentor: Henry Ginsberg

Brandon DaviesUniversity of Iowa Carver College of MedicineLipid metabolism in endothelial cellsMentor: Jean Schaffer

Rotonya Carr University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of MedicineLipid metabolites and lipid droplets in liver diseaseMentor: Nick Davidson

About the Journal of Lipid Research

The Journal of Lipid Research (JLR) is the most-cited journal devoted to lipids in the world. For over 50 years, it has focused on the science of lipids in health and disease. The JLR aims to be on the forefront of the emerging areas of genomics, proteomics, and lipidomics as they relate to lipid metabolism and function. For more information about JLR, visit

About the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The ASBMB is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization with more than 11,000 members worldwide. Most members teach and conduct research at colleges and universities. Others conduct research in government laboratories, at nonprofit research institutions and in industry. The Society publishes three journals: the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journal of Lipid Research, and Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. For more information about ASBMB, visit

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