Julian G. Cambronero, Ph.D., Honored by Mayor of La Mancha, Spain
The mayor of La Mancha, Spain, presented the city's Hijo Predilecto de la Ciudad award to Julian Gomez-Cambronero, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry & molecular biology. The award, which translates to "Favorite Son of the City," is given once every four years to individuals who have demonstrated special international achievements in the arts and sciences. La Mancha is Dr. Cambronero's hometown. In conjunction with the award, the city posted this YouTube video about Dr. Cambronero's life.
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 Gomez-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.”