The Protein Society has appointed Dr. John Kuriyan as Editor-in-Chief of Protein Science, effective January 1, 2022. He will succeed outgoing editor Dr. Brian Matthews, who has served in the role since 2005 and provided continuous outstanding service to the Society and the broader community.
Protein Science, the flagship journal of The Protein Society, serves as an international forum for publishing original reports on all scientific aspects of protein molecules. The journal publishes papers by leading scientists from all over the world that report on advances in the understanding of proteins in the broadest sense. Protein Science aims to unify the field by cutting across established disciplinary lines and focusing on ‘protein-centred’ science.
Dr. Kuriyan's major scientific contributions have been in understanding the regulation of eukaryotic cell signalling proteins, particularly protein kinases such as the Src-family kinases, Abelson tyrosine kinase (Abl), the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent kinase II (CaMKII). His laboratory uses structural analysis and computer simulations, as well as biochemical, biophysical, and cell biological analyses to elucidate mechanisms. His lab has also made fundamental contributions to understand the structural basis for high-speed DNA replication.
Among many awards, Dr. Kuriyan has received The Protein Society DuPont-Merck Award (1997) and the highest honor of the Society, the Stein & Moore Award (2017). He served as Program Committee Chair for the 31st Annual Symposium of the Protein Society in Montreal.
The Protein Society is indebted to Dr. Matthews for his exceptional service to the journal and looks forward to working alongside Dr. Kuriyan to continue the journal's success.
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