Dr. William Jackson named Associate editor of Autophagy
July 26, 2013 College News - William Jackson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, has been named Associate Editor for the Landes Bioscience Journal, Autophagy.
Autophagy, or “self-eating,” is a pathway in which a cell degrades and recycles unnecessary or dysfunctional cellular components when under a variety of stresses including starvation, development, and disease. Dr. Jackson is an internationally-recognized expert on how viruses interact with the cellular autophagic response.
Autophagy (the publication) is a unique peer-reviewed journal with an international audience that covers all areas of autophagic research. This includes the molecular mechanism of autophagy, including the characterization of structural proteins and structure/function relationships; signaling and autophagic regulation; the role of autophagy in microbial invasion and the immune response; autophagy in diseases including cancer, neurodegeneration and myopathies; developmental roles of autophagy and its connection with aging; and autophagy in cell death.