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Of Note

ACS Names John Yates to Lead Journal of Proteome Research

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced John Yates, a professor at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), will be the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Proteome Research, a leading peer-reviewed journal of novel research in protein analysis and function.

“We are delighted that a scientist with Dr. Yates’ vision will lead the Journal of Proteome Research,” said Penelope Lewis, director of editorial development for ACS Publications. “His extensive relationships within the proteomics community, broad knowledge of the field and editorial expertise will ensure that the journal can continue to progress from strength to strength in serving the current and future needs of the proteomics community.”

“I’m excited to be taking on the leadership role of this flagship journal for the proteomics field,” said Yates. “There is a wealth of high-quality research and technical innovation coming out of proteomics, which is of fundamental importance to biology and medicine. I look forward to working with our expert editors, Editorial Advisory Board members and authors to highlight advancements in the field of proteomics and all aspects of the global study of proteins.”

Yates, who is Ernest W. Hahn Professor of Chemical Physiology and Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience at TSRI, has contributed to significant advances in the proteomics field, most recently focusing his research on applied proteomics, protein biochemistry, mass spectrometry and informatics. He has served as an associate editor for Analytical Chemistry since 2001 and contributes his expertise to numerous journal editorial advisory boards. Yates has published more than 800 research articles and holds several patents for his innovations in proteomics and mass spectrometry.

The Journal of Proteome Research has recently expanded in scope to include the dynamic aspects of genomics, spatio-temporal proteomics, metabonomics and metabolomics, clinical and agricultural proteomics, as well as advances in methodology including bioinformatics. Delivered to researchers’ desktops and mobile devices, the online-only monthly publication received a Thomson-Reuters ISI 2014 Impact Factor of 4.245 and publishes more than 500 articles annually. See

Victor Quereda Receives Brain Cancer Research Fellowship

Victor Quereda, research associate in the Duckett lab, has received a fellowship from the Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research (FCBTR) in partnership with the nonprofit agency Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), recognizing research in areas on the cutting edge of scientific inquiry.

Quereda’s research project, titled “Targeting CK1d/e as a strategy to enhance the efficacy of irradiation of DNA damaging agents in the treatment of glioblastoma,” aims to identify the DNA-damaging agent that acts most synergistically with CK1δ inhibition to develop therapeutics that will provide improved efficacy versus current standard of care in treating glioblastoma, a lethal brain cancer.

The FCBTR/ABC² Grants Program supports studies with a clear development path and potential to provide meaningful improvements in treatment outcomes for patients in the near future.

ResearcHERS Public Lecture Features Donna Blackmond

TSRI Professor Donna Blackmond will explore the asymmetrical property of certain molecules—the same “mirror-image” characteristic of right and left hands superimposed on each other—and their implications in the search for new drug therapies at the next ResearcHERS Lecture, sponsored by the Women Scientists of TSRI on Wednesday, March 9, from 4 to 6 PM.

The ResearcHERS public lecture series is designed to give TSRI friends and donors a behind-the-scenes look at biomedical research and the work of women in the field.

Blackmond conducts research on the mechanistic aspects of the synthesis of complex organic molecules by catalytic routes. Her lab also investigates nonlinear effects of catalyst enantiopurity and studies the origin of biological homochirality.

Reservations for the lecture and reception—to be held at The Auditorium at TSRI—can be made with Chelsea Luedeke at or x4-7083.

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TSRI Professor John Yates has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Proteome Research.