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The Year in Cell Biology: 2022

A collection of outstanding articles published in the last year in the Journal of Cell Biology.

While no collection can capture the full breadth of the exciting research advances published over the last 12 months, the following articles showcase the exceptional diversity and quality of work that most interested our readers. From liquid crystalline phasing in lipid droplets to a survey of mammalian axons by cryo-electron microscopy, this collection contains transformative research that exemplifies the strength and impact of the JCB community.

Find the original research articles below and download our magazine with brief summaries and author insights.

This year, as research institutions fully reopen laboratories and conferences slowly return to in-person participation, the pages of JCB were filled with work that was completed under extraordinary challenges of institutional lockdowns. This collection honors the enormous challenges overcome by our authors since the spring of 2020 to publish their highest quality research. Indeed, this collection includes papers on the intracellular events that deliver mRNA from vaccines for translation inside cells as well as the ability of SARS-CoV-2 to interfere with cilia.

Every paper in JCB reflects the time and dedication of our reviewers, for which we are always grateful. We are also grateful to our many readers and, most especially, to the authors who continue to send us their best work. Your efforts make the journal possible. Every issue we publish represents work that the JCB community should be proud of, and we are truly honored to serve this wonderfully diverse and ever-growing community of scholars.

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Original artwork by Joana C. Carvalho

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Sean Rogers; Long Gui; Anastasiia Kovalenko; Valeria Zoni; Maxime Carpentier; Kamran Ramji; Kalthoum Ben Mbarek; Amelie Bacle; Patrick Fuchs; Pablo Campomanes; Evan Reetz; Natalie Ortiz Speer; Emma Reynolds; Abdou Rachid Thiam; Stefano Vanni; Daniela Nicastro; W. Mike Henne
Valentin Guyard; Vera Filipa Monteiro-Cardoso; Mohyeddine Omrane; Cécile Sauvanet; Audrey Houcine; Claire Boulogne; Kalthoum Ben Mbarek; Nicolas Vitale; Orestis Faklaris; Naima El Khallouki; Abdou Rachid Thiam; Francesca Giordano
Liying Wang; Chao Liu; Bo Yang; Haotian Zhang; Jian Jiao; Ruidan Zhang; Shujun Liu; Sai Xiao; Yinghong Chen; Bo Liu; Yanjie Ma; Xuefeng Duan; Yueshuai Guo; Mengmeng Guo; Bingbing Wu; Xiangdong Wang; Xingxu Huang; Haitao Yang; Yaoting Gui; Min Fang; Luo Zhang; Shuguang Duo; Xuejiang Guo; Wei Li
Nuria Ferrandiz; Laura Downie; Georgina P. Starling; Stephen J. Royle
Kateryna Shkarina; Eva Hasel de Carvalho; José Carlos Santos; Saray Ramos; Maria Leptin; Petr Broz
Changyuan Fan; Xuemeng Shi; Kaikai Zhao; Linbo Wang; Kun Shi; Yan-Jun Liu; Hui Li; Baohua Ji; Yaming Jiu
Rachel M. Brunetti; Gabriele Kockelkoren; Preethi Raghavan; George R.R. Bell; Derek Britain; Natasha Puri; Sean R. Collins; Manuel D. Leonetti; Dimitrios Stamou; Orion D. Weiner
Prasath Paramasivam; Christian Franke; Martin Stöter; Andreas Höijer; Stefano Bartesaghi; Alan Sabirsh; Lennart Lindfors; Marianna Yanez Arteta; Anders Dahlén; Annette Bak; Shalini Andersson; Yannis Kalaidzidis; Marc Bickle; Marino Zerial
Helen E. Foster; Camilla Ventura Santos; Andrew P. Carter
Satoshi Uchino; Yuma Ito; Yuko Sato; Tetsuya Handa; Yasuyuki Ohkawa; Makio Tokunaga; Hiroshi Kimura
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