Julian G. Cambronero, Ph.D., Co-edits Series on Phospholipase D and Cancer
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's Journal of Biological Chemistry has published "Phospholipase D in cell signaling: From a myriad of cell functions to cancer growth and metastasis," an article by Julian G. Cambronero, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry & molecular biology, as part of a minireview series on phospholipase D (PLD) and cancer. Professor Cambronero served as a guest editor of the series along with George M. Carman, JBC associate editor, and created the cover illustration. Phospholipase D signaling plays a critical role in cell growth and proliferation, vesicular trafficking, secretion and endocytosis. Cancer invasion and metastasis rely heavily on cellular motility, and, as such, they have put PLD at center stage in cancer research. This minireview series highlights some of the molecular mechanisms that evidence the emerging tumorigenic potential of PLD, the role of the microenvironment, and putative connections with inflammation. PLD represents a potential target for the rational development of therapeutics against cancer and other diseases. View the article here (PDF).
Julian G. Cambronero, Ph.D., Organizing an International Research Conference Under the Auspices of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Julian G. Cambronero, Ph.D., is organizing an international research conference under the auspices of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), a non-profit federation of 26 research societies. The conference, “Phospholipid Cell Signaling and Metabolism in Inflammation and Cancer,” will take place June 1-6, in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Cambronero is organizing the event along with George M. Carman, Ph.D., Board of Governors professor of food science and director of the Rutgers Center for Lipid Research. Cambronero has raised more than $35,000 in support of this meeting.
For more information, visit the FASEB website and click on “Phospholipid Cell Signaling and Metabolism in Inflammation and Cancer.”
Rachel Omolewu Honored with The Graduate of the Last Decade Award of Excellence
Congratulations to Rachel Omolewu, 2010 graduate in Lawrence Prochaska’s lab. She was honored with The Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award of Excellence at the Alumni Association Achievement Awards Ceremony on Oct. 1, 2013.