Dr. Ann Stock is appointed editor of the Journal of Bacteriology
Ann Stock, PhD, professor of biochemistry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, has been appointed an editor of the Journal of Bacteriology. The Journal of Bacteriology (JB), a scientific publication of the American Society for Microbiology, publishes important results from a wide range of topics, which include structure and function, biochemistry, enzymology, metabolism and its regulation, molecular biology, genetics, plasmids and transposons, general microbiology, plant microbiology, chemical and physical characterization of microbial structures and products, and basic biological properties of organisms.
The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to more than 43,000 members today, with more than one third located outside the United States. The members represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators.
Dr. Stock's research interests focus on bacterial signal transduction with an emphasis on structural and functional analysis of proteins involve in two-component signaling pathways. Dr. Stock's pioneering studies of CheY, from sequence to structure and function, established the family of response regulator proteins and mechanism of phosphoryl transfer, now known to mediate the majority of bacterial signal transduction. Support for Dr. Stock's research has been provided by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) MERIT award and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1994-2011). Dr. Stock is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2006) as well as the American Academy of Microbiology (2007), and has been a member of the Journal of Bacteriology editorial board since 2003.