Editor’s Corner: Supporting Standards Autophagy

Editor-in-Chief: Daniel J. Klionsky, PhD

 

Congratulations to Dr. Klionsky for his recognition by ASCB!

Autophagy editor Daniel J. Klionsky and his co-authored articles “Guidelines for the Use and Interpretation of Assays for Monitoring Autophagy” and “Guidelines for the Use and Interpretation of Assays for Monitoring Autophagy in Higher Eukaryotes” were highlighted in the American Society for Cell Biology Data Reproducibility Task Force’s “How Can Scientists Enhance Rigor in Conducting Basic Research and Reporting Research Results?” white paper where Dr. Klionsky was praised for his efforts in determining standards in autophagy labs: “Specific to the task of developing standards, the Task Force was impressed with the efforts of Prof. Dan Klionsky (University of Michigan) whom it interviewed. Dr. Klionsky while at a Keystone autophagy conference some years ago, realized that there was a problem with which cellular events were considered autophagic and with the standard of proof to claim autophagy. Dr. Klionsky organized the community to write two papers of standards for the field.”

Other highlighted Autophagy articles in the white paper included:

American Society for Cell Biology (2015). How Can Scientists Enhance Rigor in Conducting Basic Research and Reporting Research Results? www.ascb.org/reproducibility.

 

Dr. Klionsky published a revised version of the guideline for determining standards in autophagy labs in 2016.

Plus, review the Featured Articles on the Autophagy homepage where Dr. Klionsky highlights key articles for further promotion of autophagic standards!