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April 25, 2018
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New Career Development Symposia: science policy careers, evolution, DNA replication and repair
We are proud to support three new symposia organized by student and postdoctoral members of the GSA. Is there an unmet career development need in your local research community? We need your proposals for unique and valuable events! The next application deadline is January 10, 2019.
GSA Meetings
Submit your #Xenopus18 abstracts now
Abstracts are due soon for the 17th International Xenopus Conference, which will be held in Seattle, WA, August 12–16. Deadline: May 3.
#PEQG18 poster invitations due
The deadline for submitting your #PEQG18 poster invitations is next week, April 30. Don’t miss this chance to seek expert feedback!
#Yeast18 abstracts open
Abstract submission is open for the 2018 Yeast Genetics Meeting, which will be held in Stanford, CA, August 22–26. Abstracts are due by May 17.
Trouble accessing your GENETICS subscription?
All GSA members receive a subscription to GENETICS, but you must first activate the subscription. Visit the link below and enter the customer number (GSA membership ID) listed in your membership confirmation e-mail.
Do longevity genes really influence aging?
A reanalysis of genes previously connected to aging in mice has broad implications for interpreting studies of longevity.
Unmasking an elusive Daphnia disease
After 60 years of mystery, researchers have identified the pathogen responsible for White Fat Cell Disease.
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FlyBook: Wingless Signaling: A Genetic Journey from Morphogenesis to Metastasis
A Damage Sensor Associated with the Cuticle Coordinates Three Core Environmental Stress Responses in Caenorhabditis elegans
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Drosophila Larval Brain Neoplasms Present Tumour-Type Dependent Genome Instability
A Genomic Reference Panel for Drosophila serrata
Students and Postdocs
Kelley Harris: Give students the freedom to choose
In the latest “Decoding Life” interview, a Biology Major Program Manager talks about how strong mentorship and her graduate training prepared her for this multifaceted position that includes advising, administration, and communication.
Early Career Leadership Spotlight — Abigail LaBella
Diversity Subcommittee member Abigail LaBella explores how synonymous codon usage varies at both the genetic and genomic levels. She wants to help provide the GSA community with tools to address bias.
Early Career Leadership Spotlight — Tony Patelunas
Career Development Subcommittee member Tony Patelunas studies the trajectory and commitment of muscle progenitors in the mouse limb during embryonic development. He has combined his genetics knowledge with his aquaculture hobby by founding a genetics startup called ShrimpBrite.
Early Career Leader updates
Updates from GSA’s Early Career Leaders: Co-Chair of the Communication and Outreach Subcommittee Jessica Velez has won the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s 3-Minute Thesis competition. Communication and Outreach Subcommittee member Haifa Alhadyian has been awarded the University of Kansas Outstanding International Woman Student Award. Learn more about the Early Career Scientist Leadership and Professional Development program at the link.
The AAAS Science & Technology Fellowships: an inside view
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships give scientists the opportunity to apply their knowledge and analytical skills to the policymaking process. Learn more about the experience and application process in this interview with a current fellow.
Community Announcements
Molecular Population Genetics published by Matthew Hahn
GSA Board member, GENETICS Associate Editor, and #PEQG18 co-organizer Matt Hahn (Indiana University) has published Molecular Population Genetics, a text book for upper-level and graduate students.
In memoriam: Margaret Lieb
Long-standing member Margaret (Peggy) Lieb was a phage geneticist who contributed to our understanding of the phage repressor and vsr mismatch repair in E. coli.
Members in the News
New fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Congratulations to members newly elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, including Sue Biggins (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center), Allan Jacobson (UMass Medical School), Haifan Lin (Yale School of Medicine), and Lorraine Symington (Columbia University).
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2018-2019 NHGRI-ASHG Genetics Education & Engagement Fellowship
American Society of Human Genetics

2018-2019 ASHG-NHGRI Genetics & Public Policy Fellowship
American Society of Human Genetics

Postdoc: virulence evolution in rust fungi
University of Minnesota

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physiology
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Senior Scientist / Scientist of Statistical Genetics
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc

Postdoc: genetics and molecular genetics of uveal melanoma
The Ohio State University
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