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Genetics Society of America

June 7, 2017
News for members of
the genetics community
photo of symposia organizers Congrats to our newest student and postdoc symposia organizers!

The next round of proposals is due
July 10.
Society News
Early Career Scientist Leadership Spotlight — Alexandra Erwin
Alexandra Erwin studies epigenetics and aging and is Co-chair of the Early Career Scientist Steering Committee. She is passionate about helping early career scientists and addressing scientific workforce issues.
Early Career Scientist Leadership Spotlight — Didem Sarikaya
Didem Sarikaya studies how population-level genetic variants influence cellular function. She is Co-chair of the Early Career Scientist Career Development Subcommittee, which will soon launch an interview series with people from diverse backgrounds and science careers.
GSA Meetings
#Worm17 Mobile App now available
Excited for the 21st International C. elegans Meeting? Plan your schedule now with the free GSA Meetings App! Download the app for Apple or Android devices, or use the web version.
Navigating the Career Decision-Making Process at #Worm17
Not sure where your career is headed? Attending the 21st International C. elegans Meeting? This workshop for early career scientists will help you navigate the process of planning and making decisions about your future.
Share your early career needs and challenges at #Worm17
Students and postdocs attending the 21st International C. elegans Meeting, we want to learn more about you, your interests, needs, and challenges. E-mail Sonia Hall: to participate in a roundtable discussion during the meeting. Your voice matters and we want to hear from you!
New resource on Multiparental Populations
If you work with a multiparental mapping population in any system, check out the new easy-to-browse, searchable interface for exploring the GSA Journals’ Multiparental Populations (MPP) series! It features articles on theoretical and experimental MPP work in both plants and animals.
MPP People: Geoffrey Morris
Geoffrey Morris’ training in evolutionary genetics could make a difference to the 500 million smallholder farmers across the world who depend on sorghum.
Neural networks dive deep to locate proteins
A new method published in G3 accurately identifies a protein’s subcellular localization through high-throughput microscopy and machine learning.
GENETICS journal cover
Genomes of the Mouse Collaborative Cross
A Short History and Description of Drosophila melanogaster Classical Genetics
G3 journal Cover
New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Epistasis: Searching for Interacting Genetic Variants Using Crosses
Quantitative Assessment of Fat Levels in Caenorhabditis elegans Using Dark Field Microscopy
Students and Postdocs
How your experiences translate to job skills
In the latest Careers Tips post, Kalyn Gackowski explores how to identify and articulate your transferable skills.
Faculty, Educators, & Mentors
NIH adjusts its grant cap scheme
The NIH is revising the point system in its new scheme to limit total grant support for individual scientists. NIH is now excluding training grants, clinical trial networks, and infrastructure awards and has lowered the points assigned for a multi-investigator R01. Approximately 3% of current investigators would exceed the new limit.
Want to improve your teaching? New to active learning approaches?
Get hands-on experience and mentoring as a fellow with the Promoting Active Learning & Mentoring (PALM) network. Faculty and postdoc members of STEM professional societies, including GSA, are eligible.
Webinar on fighting federal research funding cuts
A webinar from GSA’s partner organization FASEB gives an overview of the cuts proposed to federal research funding, as well as outlining the appropriations process, the timeline, and effective methods scientists can use to reach their elected officials.
Formulation Scientist I
Integrated DNA Technologies

Clinical Genomic Scientist
Tempus Health, Inc.

Genomic Scientist
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
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