Virtual Issues

As a way to offer early career researchers an opportunity to learn the ropes of the peer-review process, the Journal of Lipid Research launched its junior associate editor program in 2019. Throughout the year, each of the four new junior associate editors will curate a virtual collection that focuses on their research area and highlights standout researchers who are pushing each field forward.

Junior associate editors

Michael Airola
Michael Airola 
Stony Brook University
Research area: Structural biology of lipid-modifying enzymes 
Mentor: George Carman
Luke Engelking
Luke Engelking 
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Research area: Roles of lipids in the growth of intestinal cells 
Mentor: Nicholas Davidson
Scott M. Gordon
Scott M. Gordon 
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Research area: Intestinal lipid absorption and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease 
Mentor: W. Sean Davidson
Rebecca Anne Haeusler
Rebecca Anne Haeusler 
Columbia University
Research area: 
Mechanisms that link insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease 
Mentor: Paul Dawson
Renate Schreiber
Renate Schreiber 
University of Graz
Research area: Lipid-degrading enzymes 
Mentor: Stephen Young
Judith Simcox
Judith Simcox 
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Research area: Sources of lipids that fuel brown fat thermogenesis 
Mentor: Alan Attie
 
 

JBC and JLR: 100 Years of the Discovery of Insulin

Virtual issue: JBC and JLR: 100 years since the discovery of insulin

Assembled by Alan D. Attie, Qi-Qun Tang and Karin E. Bornfeldt

In this joint virtual issue, we have selected 27 articles published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry and Journal of Lipid Research over the past century to celebrate the 100th anniversary since the discovery of insulin and the research triumphs that followed.

Published November 2021

JLR Focus on China

JLR Focus on China

Assembled by Nicholas Davidson and Kerry-Anne Rye

Throughout the years, authors from China have been contributing a significant amount of work on lipid research. This Virtual Issue highlights some of the scientific advances and new insights in lipid research made by scientists in the People’s Republic of China in recent years.

Published August 2021

Lipids in transcription and chromatin biology

Lipids in transcription and chromatin biology

Assembled by Ray Blind

This virtual issue showcases recent papers showing that lipids actively participate in epigenetic reprogramming, chromatin modifications and nucleosome structure, in addition to the more well-established roles in splicing, RNA export and transcriptional regulation.

Published December 2019

Exploring the nuances and complexity of lipoprotein clearance

Exploring the nuances and complexity of lipoprotein clearance

Assembled by Brandon Davies

This virtual issue highlights studies that advance our understanding of lipoprotein clearance and illustrate the breadth and diversity of lipoprotein-clearance research.

Published October 2019

Solving the enigma of the sphinx, one sphingolipid at a time.

Solving the enigma of the sphinx, one sphingolipid at a time.

Assembled by Rotonya Carr

The JLR collects recent studies that have advanced our understanding of sphingolipids and their biologic roles in health and disease. This virtual issue also highlights both established and new investigators in the field who undoubtedly are the future of sphingolipid research.

Published September 2019

Lipoprotein (a): Many strides made, yet there is a long road ahead

Lipoprotein (a): Many strides made, yet there is a long road ahead

Assembled by Gissette Reyes-Soffer

In this virtual issue, the JLR highlights early career researchers pushing our understanding of lipoprotein (a) pathophysiology forward, which is necessary to improve risk evaluations and targeted therapies for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Published August 2019