2020 Herbert Tabor Early Career Investigator Awards: Call for nominations

Open AccessPublished:September 06, 2019DOI:
      JBC is proudly committed to recognizing the next generation of scientists and celebrating their research contributions, including by bestowing Herbert Tabor Early Career Investigator Awards. These awards highlight work from early career scientists published in JBC during the preceding year. Five of each year's top papers are selected by a committee of JBC Associate Editors, and the awardees present their work at a dedicated Spotlight Session at the annual ASBMB meeting. The past Herbert Tabor Awardee sessions have been amazing–as inspiring and fascinating as any of the sessions featuring more established researchers–and we hope that this experience in turn stimulates and inspires the awardees as they progress through their careers.
      It is time to begin the nomination process for the 2020 awards, and we ask for your participation. We are seeking nominations from the community to help us identify papers published in 2019 that describe high-quality, impactful science that typifies the very best of JBC, regardless of topic or methodology. The awardees will give oral presentations at the annual ASBMB meeting in San Diego in April 2020 and will receive special recognition in JBC and ASBMB publications.
      Please send your nomination to George N. DeMartino at [email protected] . Please provide a brief description of the importance of the work and the role played by the nominee, if known, to help the committee during its deliberations. If you have read a 2019 JBC paper that excited you, but you do not know whether the author is an early career scientist, please nonetheless tell us about the paper; it is likely that an early career scientist was involved, and we will do the detective work for you. Obviously, 2019 is far from over, so we will be taking nominations until October 31, 2019; all papers accepted for publication by that time (including those published as Papers in Press) are eligible.
      We are delighted to continue the tradition of honoring JBC's long-standing editor Herb Tabor by celebrating the next generation of outstanding scientists, and we look forward to working with you to identify our next class of awardees!