James M. Ntambi

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Katherine Berns Von Donk Steenbock Professor (also Nutritional Sciences)
BSc. and MSc., Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Phone: (608) 265-3700
Email: ntambi@biochem.wisc.edu

Professional Services

Thesis defense opponent, University of Southern Denmark - 2015

Thesis defense opponent University of Oslo Norway - 2014

Editorial Board BBRC - 2014-Present

Editorial Board of Journal of Biological Chemistry - 2014-Present

Member on the International Committee of the American Society for Cell Biology - 2012-Present

Editorial Board, Annual Review of Nutrition - 2012-Present

Chair, of the American Heart Association Lipoprotein and Metabolism Basic Science-1 grant review panel - 2012-Present

Member of Institute of Medicine (IOM) Food and Nutrition Board - 2012-Present

Reviewer, American Institute of Biological Sciences - 2012-Present

Session Chair Frontiers in Lipid Biology Conference, Banff, Canada - 2012

Organizer of 34th Steenbock Symposium, on Metabolism of lipids: Implications in Human diseases, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI - 2011

Symposium chair ASBMB on enzymes, hormones, and obesity, Washington, DC  - 2011

Reviewer, National Institutes of Health Diabetes, Digestive and kidney diseases (NIH DDK-B) subcommittee - 2011-Present

Board member Malaria Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD - 2011

Co-Chair and reviewer of the American Heart Association (AHA) Lipoprotein and Metabolism Basic science -1 grants - 2011

Reviewer, Mouse metabolic Phenotyping Centers Consortium, National Institutes of Health (NIH) study section - 2011

Reviewer, Fulbright African Regional Research Program - 2008-2010

Xenobiotic and Nutrient Disposition and Action (XNDA) NIH study Section - 2008-2010

Member of cellular aspects of Diabetes and obesity (CADO) NIH study section - 2008-2010

Theme Chair of the 2008 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) in San Diego, CA - 2008

Co-Chair of the Board of Examiners for the Graduate Record Examination in Biochemistry,
Cell and Molecular Biology - 2007

Reviewer, International Journal of Obesity - 2006-Present

Reviewer, Diabetes Journal - 2006-Present

Reviewer, American Journal of physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism - 2006-Present

Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Investigation - 2006-Present

Reviewer, Cell and Metabolism - 2006-Present

Reviewer, Journal of Lipid Research - 2006-Present

Reviewer, Biochemical Biophysical Research Communications (BBRC) - 2006-Present

Member of Cellular Aspects of Diabetes and Obesity (CADO) NIH Study section - 2006

Committee member NIH State of-the-Science Conference on Multivitamin/Mineral
Supplements and Chronic Disease - 2006

Chair of International Society for the study of fatty acids and lipids session on omega 3 fatty acids, Cairns, Australia - 2006

Chair of Federation of American Society for Biochemistry (FASEB) session of the metabolic regulatory circuits meeting, San Diego, CA - 2005

Grant Reviewer for Research Council of Norway  - 2004

One of the organizers of the American Diabetes Association research symposium on Integrative Role of Fatty Acids in Metabolic Regulations for Obesity and Diabetes, Newport, RI - 2004

Member of MGC NIH Study section - 2004-2006

Member, the GRE Biochemistry, Cell and Mol. Biol. Committee of Examiners - 2002-2007

Member, NIAAA Board of Scientific Counselors - 2002-2007

Committee member Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences - 2001-2004

Member, NIH Physiological Chemistry Study section - 2001-2004

Chair, Nutrient and Gene Interactions Interest Research Section International Society of Nutritional Sciences - 2001-2002

Organizer and Chair of the FASEB minisymposium on Adipocyte Differentiation, Metabolism and Gene Expression, San Diego, CA - 2000

Member, NIH site visit team, Boston University - 1999-2000

Organizer and Chair of FASEB symposium on Lipid Metabolism and Gene Expression, Washington, DC - 1999

Organizer of the 27th Steenbock Symposium on Adipocyte Biology and Hormone Signaling, UW-Madison - 1999

Member, NIH site visit team, Boston University - 1998-Present​

Member, Editorial Advisory Board of Nutrition: The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences - 1998-Present​

Grant Reviewer for American Heart Association - 1998-Present​

Grant Reviewer for USDA - 1997-Present​

Reviewer for Journal of Nutrition - 1997-Present​

Reviewer for Journal of Lipid Research - 1997-Present

Reviewer for Biochim. Biophys. Acta - 1996-Present

Reviewer for Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry  - 1996

Chairperson, The Biochemistry Roundtable Discussion Section for the 10th Annual Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Conference, UW-Madison - 1995

Reviewer for Journal of Lipid Research - 1995

Grant reviewer for the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences - 1995

Member, NIH site visit team, Hunter College, New York, New York - 1995

Reviewer The Journal of Biological Chemistry - 1994-Present

Reviewer Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - 1994-Present

Committee Member, National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences Grant Review Panel, Washington, DC - 1993

Consultant, ISTI and USAID's Agency Center for University Cooperation in Development, Washington, DC - 1991-1994

Visiting Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda - 1990-Present

Member, NIH grant review committee - 1989-1992

Visiting Scientist, International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD), Nairobi, Kenya - 1986

Resident Tutor/Warden/Associate Dean of Students, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda - 1978-1980