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May 24, 2017
News for members of
the genetics community
photo US Capitol Fight the proposed US research budget cuts!
Reach out to your elected officials using FASEB's Advocacy Tool Kit, Legislative Action Center, and state/district funding factsheets.
Society News
Early Career Scientist Leadership Spotlight — Caitlin McDonough
Caitlin McDonough is fascinated by reproductive biology and sexual selection and is co-chair of the GSA Early Career Scientist Career Development subcommittee.
Early Career Scientist Leadership Spotlight — Alessandro Bailetti
Alessandro Bailetti’s Drosophila research aims to better understand the molecular mechanisms underlying human leukemia. He is co-chair of the GSA Early Career Scientist Steering Committee and is the Early Career Liaison to the Board of Directors.
Nominations now open for GSA Awards
You are invited to nominate outstanding scientists, educators, and community leaders for the Society’s annual awards: the Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal, the George W. Beadle Award, the Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education, and the Edward Novitski Prize.
GSA Meetings
Get ready for #Worm17!
Session listings are now available for the 21st International C. elegans Conference. Explore them online now and stay tuned for the release of the Conference app. Follow the social media conversation using #Worm17!
Microbial DNA repair goes nuclear
Radiation-resistant bacteria are adept at repairing their genomes—but still end up with battle scars.
The push-and-pull evolution of tandem-duplicated drug-resistance genes
Two highly similar genes that contribute to drug resistance in a pathogenic yeast have been co-evolving as tandem duplicates for the past 134 million years—while maintaining distinct functions.
Cause of fatal naked foal syndrome revealed
The stunning Akhal-Teke horse breed has suffered an increasing incidence of the devastating fatal skin condition known as naked foal syndrome. A genomics study provides relief to horse breeders and suggests links to a human disorder.
GENETICS journal cover
An Evolutionary Perspective on Yeast Mating-Type Switching
A Pooled Sequencing Approach Identifies a Candidate Meiotic Driver in Drosophila
G3 journal Cover
New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Genotype Calling from Population-Genomic Sequencing Data
Extensive Copy Number Variation in Fermentation-Related Genes Among Saccharomyces cerevisiae Wine Strains
Students and Postdocs
Branding yourself — effective communication skills
Career counselor Bob Dolan gives some tips on using clear communication to distinguish yourself in a competitive job market.
Enhancing the connections between institutions and professional societies in advancing postdoctoral training
Sonia Hall and Adriana Bankston report on how postdoctoral professional development can be enhanced by institutions and professional societies working together.
Faculty, Educators, & Mentors
Biomedical Prize for Young Immigrant Scientists in the US
The Vilcek Prizes For Creative Promise in Biomedical Science are awarded for outstanding early achievement by foreign-born scientists living and working in the US as faculty or research scientists. Deadline: May 31.
Trump budget proposes slashing research agency funding and capping indirect costs for NIH grants
President Trump's FY2018 budget request to Congress includes deep cuts to research agencies, including a 22% cut for NIH and a 13% cut for basic science spending by the NSF. The document also calls for a uniform 10% cap on the indirect cost rate for all NIH grantees.
Members in the News
Stephen Elledge wins Gruber Genetics Prize
GSA member and 2005 GSA Medal winner Stephen Elledge has been awarded the $500,000 Gruber Genetics Prize for his groundbreaking work on the DNA damage response pathway.
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Postdoc, Plant-Viral Interactions
Kansas State University

Postdoc, Plant Defense Response
Kansas State University

Senior Biostatistican
Hospital for Sick Children

Biostatistics Research Scientist
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Postdoctoral Associate - Genomic
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Tempus Health, Inc.

Clinical Genomic Scientist
Tempus Health, Inc.

Genomic Scientist
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Genomic Technologist
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Postdoctoral Associate - Cheng Lab
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Scientist, Genome Editing Service
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Diabetes Genetics
Massachusetts General Hospital

Scientist, Computational Biology and Data Science
Texas Biomedical Research Institute
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