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The Genetics Society of America announces DeLill Nasser Travel Award recipients
Date:5/30/2012

BETHESDA, MD May 30, 2012 The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce the selection of six graduate students and seven postdoctoral researchers as recipients of the DeLill Nasser Awards for Professional Development in Genetics. Each of these early-career geneticists receives a $1,000 travel award to attend a national or international meeting or to enroll in a laboratory course of their choice that will enhance their career.

These awards are named in honor of DeLill Nasser (1929-2000), a long-time GSA member who was instrumental in promoting genetics research, championing the genome sequencing of Arabidopsis and research in Drosophila during her 22 years with the National Science Foundation. She was particularly supportive of young scientists, those at the beginning of their careers, and those trying to open new areas of genetic inquiry.

GSA Executive Director Adam Fagen, PhD, said "we are honored to support the future of genetics through these awards, especially in recognizing an individual who played such an important role in guiding the discipline and ensuring its continued vitality. There are no more important investments we can make than in the graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who will be leaders in genetics in the decades to come."

The six graduate student recipients and the meetings they will attend are:

  • Guangbo Chen (Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, MO), Experimental Approaches to Evolution and Ecology using Yeast Meeting, October 17-21, 2012, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany.

  • Kathleen J. Dumas (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), Keystone Meeting on Aging and Disease of Aging, October 22-27, 2012, in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Michael Eastwood (University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada), GSA Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology Meeting, July 31-August 5, 2012, Princeton, NJ.

  • Erik Lehnert (Stanford University, CA), International Coral Reef Symposium, July
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Contact: Phyllis Edelman
pedelman@genetics-gsa.org
Genetics Society of America
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