Newswise — BETHESDA, MD – The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is proud to name eight early-career scientists—four graduate students and four postdoctoral researchers—as Spring 2015 recipients of GSA’s DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics. The award provides a $1,000 travel grant for each recipient to attend any national or international meeting, conference, or laboratory course that will enhance his or her career.
"These early career scientists are already making substantive contributions to genetics," said Adam P. Fagen, PhD, GSA's Executive Director. "We hope that this award will help them take the next step in their professional development, providing them with an important opportunity to learn and share their research—and to expand their network of colleagues."
The DeLill Nasser Award was established by GSA in 2001 to honor its namesake, DeLill Nasser (1929–2000), a long-time GSA member who provided critical support to many early-career researchers during her 22 years as program director in eukaryotic genetics at the National Science Foundation. The winners of the Spring 2015 DeLill Nasser Award and the conferences they will travel to (* indicates ) are:
Collin Ewald, PhD, Harvard Medical School, USA
Travis Johnson, PhD, Monash University, Australia
Ivan Liachko, PhD, University of Washington, USA
Hansong Ma, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Graduate student winners
Robert Blake Billmyre, Duke University, USA
Justin Bosch, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Yee Lian Chew, University of Sydney, Australia
Kevin Schoenfelder, Duke University, USA
GSA names recipients of the DeLill Nasser Award in two rounds per year. Applications are open to GSA members who are either graduate students or postdocs and who demonstrate excellence in genetics research, with an emphasis on productivity. Since the formation of this award in 2002, more than 100 researchers have received funding for travel to further their career goals and enhance their education. The program is supported by GSA, and with charitable donations from members of the genetics community. For more information about the DeLill Nasser Award, please see http://www.genetics-gsa.org/awards/delill.shtml.
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About the Genetics Society of America (GSA)
Founded in 1931, the Genetics Society of America (GSA) is the professional scientific society for genetics researchers and educators. The Society’s more than 5,000 members worldwide work to deepen our understanding of the living world by advancing the field of genetics, from the molecular to the population level. GSA promotes research and fosters communication through a number of GSA-sponsored conferences including regular meetings that focus on particular model organisms. GSA publishes two peer-reviewed, peer-edited scholarly journals: GENETICS, which has published high quality original research across the breadth of the field since 1916, and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, an open-access journal launched in 2011 to disseminate high quality foundational research in genetics and genomics. The Society also has a deep commitment to education and fostering the next generation of scholars in the field. For more information about GSA, please visit www.genetics-gsa.org.