Dr. George M. Carman is the Board of Governors Professor of Food Science and Founding Director of the Rutgers Center for Lipid Research, New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, & Health. He received his B.A. degree from William Paterson University, M.S. degree from Seton Hall University, and Ph.D. degree from the University of Massachusetts. His postdoctoral training was at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. Dr. Carman's laboratory is recognized internationally for its work on the biochemical and molecular characterization of phospholipid metabolism/signaling in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. He has authored over 200 refereed publications and has written several review articles on phospholipid metabolism and on its regulation. Dr. Carman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, and is the recipient of the Avanti Award in Lipids-American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), Supelco/Nicholas Pelick Research Award-American Oil Chemists Society, Faculty Mentor of the Year Award-Compact for Faculty Diversity, Chancellor’s Award Lectureship in Neuroscience-LSU School of Medicine, Journal of Lipid Research Lectureship Award, Selman A. Waksman Honorary Lectureship Award, Rutgers University Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research, and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Research Excellence Award. He is a former chair and organizer of the Gordon Research Conference on Lipid Metabolism and the Keystone Symposium on Lipid Second Messengers, and served as chair of the ASBMB Program Planning Committee and the ASBMB Meetings Committee. He served as President of the Theobald Smith Society, the New Jersey branch of the American Society for Microbiology, and served on the Physiological Chemistry and the Biochemistry and Biophysics of Membranes Study Sections of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Carman currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Biological Chemistry and of the Journal of Lipid Research, and Executive Editor of Analytical Biochemistry.