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March 2015 Issue of ASBMB Today

March 2015 ASBMB TodayMarch, 2015 — As the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting approaches, we have lots of information to share with you! Be sure to check out our coverage of the ASBMB annual award winners and plenary lecturers, all of whom will give talks in Boston later this month. On our cover, we feature Jerry Greenfield, the scientific brain behind the Ben & Jerry's ice cream brand.

2015 ASBMB Honor SocietyBMB BlackboardFebruary 24, 2015 -- 36 juniors and seniors have been inducted into the ASBMB Honor Society in recognition of their scholarly, research and outreach achievements. Learn more.






Journal News

JBC Thematic Minireview Series: Cell Biology of G-Protein Signaling

January 20, 2015 — This thematic series is on the topic of cell signaling from a cell biology perspective, with a particular focus on G proteins. Authors discuss biosensors that are being used to monitor G protein signaling events in live cells, the implementation of antibody-based biosensors to dissect endosome signaling by G proteins and their receptors, and the function of a non-receptor, cytoplasmic activator of G protein signaling, called GIV (Girdin). Collectively the advances described in these articles provide a deeper understanding and emerging opportunities for new pharmacology.

Read all of the articles in this series here

JBC Thematic Minireview Series: Radical SAM Enzymes

December 5, 2014 — In this thematic minireview series, the JBC presents six articles on radical SAM enzymes that accomplish wide-ranging chemical transformations. We learn that despite the diversity of the reactions catalyzed, family members share some common structural and mechanistic themes. Still in its infancy, continued explorations promise to be fertile grounds for discoveries that will undoubtedly further broaden our understanding of the catalytic repertoire and deepen our understanding of the chemical strategies used by radical SAM enzymes.

Read all of the articles in this series here  


Member News

ASBMB Members Named HHMI Professors

HHMI LogoThe Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced 15 scientist-educators who have been named HHMI professors. Each will receive $1 million over five years "to create activities that integrate their research with student learning in ways that enhance students' understanding of science." Forty scientists have been named HHMI professors since the program began in 2002.

New members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Academy 2013 The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced in late April the election of 198 new members who will be inducted at a ceremony in October in Cambridge, Mass. Six ASBMB members were elected.  

 

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