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August 29, 2018
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Join the Excellence in Science Award Committee
The FASEB Excellence in Science Award is given annually to a woman scientist whose career achievements have contributed significantly to our understanding of a particular discipline through excellence in research, mentorship, and contributions to the broader scientific community. We seek nominations to fill the GSA vacancy on the award committee, which selects the finalists and will be defining the parameters of new award categories. Register your interest or find out more by sending your name, e-mail address, and institution to
Students and postdocs: Apply for the Leadership and Professional Development Program
Build a portfolio of work that demonstrates your skills while teaming up with a great community of early career scientists! This unique online program provides student and postdoc GSA members with rich opportunities to build skills, network, produce deliverables, and address unmet needs in our community.
Reinventing Postgraduate Training in the Plant Sciences
The Plant Science Research Network (PSRN) has published the workshop white paper “Reinventing Postgraduate Training in the Plant Sciences”, which recommends prioritizing trainee empowerment and calls for a cultural shift in training.
GSA Meetings
Save the Date: 30th Fungal Genetics Conference
Join us at Asilomar March 12–17, 2019 for the 30th anniversary of the Fungal Genetics Conference. The 2019 Perkins/Metzenberg Lecture will be given by John Taylor (University of California, Berkeley).
Save the Date: 60th Annual Drosophila Research Conference
Celebrate 60 years of buzz at the Annual Drosophila Research Conference, March 27–31, 2019 in Dallas, Tx. The Keynote Speaker will be Mariana Wolfner (Cornell University).
Drosophila development in the drink
A fruit fly model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder reveals that a Cyclin E-centric network modifies developmental sensitivity.
Navigating the maize of heritable epigenetic change
Tissue culture causes heritable methylation changes in plants.
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Chromatin That Guides Dosage Compensation Is Modulated by the siRNA Pathway in Drosophila melanogaster
The Effect of Strong Purifying Selection on Genetic Diversity
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Auxin-Mediated Sterility Induction System for Longevity and Mating Studies in Caenorhabditis elegans
On the Relationship Between High-Order Linkage Disequilibrium and Epistasis
Students and Postdocs
Chinonye Nnakwe Whitley leaves room for serendipity
In the latest “Decoding Life” interview, an NSF Program Officer discusses how she combines her skills in business, academia, and entrepreneurship to empower underrepresented scientists.
Faculty, Educators, & Mentors
Webinar on enhancing research rigor and reproducibility
Learn about policies implemented by federal funding agencies to enhance rigor and reproducibility, along with GSA partner FASEB’s 2016 recommendations to help scientists, professional societies, and journals comply with these policies.
FASEB shares concerns, suggestions, about National Academies report, "Breaking Through"
FASEB has provided comments to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on the Next Generation Researchers Initiative on its report, "The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers: Breaking Through." The congressionally-mandated report examines barriers faced by young investigators trying to establish independent research careers.
Community Announcements
Applications open for the Sartorius & Science Prize in Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy
The Sartorius & Science Prize for Regenerative Medicine & Cell Therapy is an annual prize aimed at supporting and encouraging scientists focused on basic or translational research that advances medical progress in regenerative medicine and cell therapy.
Position open for NSF Division Director for Biological Infrastructure
The National Science Foundation invites interested candidates to apply for the Division Director position in the Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI). DBI contributes to NSF’s mission by supporting the development and enhancement of biological resources, human capital, and centers.
» is free to use for both jobseekers and employers. A simple registration process provides access to a broad range of job listings in academia, government, and industry, as well as postdoctoral opportunities and more.
BioSciences Tenure-Track Faculty Openings
Rice University

Postdoctoral Research Position in Neuroimaging and Genomics of Addiction
Geisinger Health

Biological Imaging Research Associate
University of Oregon

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences – Geneticist / Genomicist
Smith College

Postdoc: Transcriptomic Imputation & Psychiatric Genomics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Tenure-Track Faculty position in Cancer Pharmacogenomics
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track
Princeton University

Tenure Track Faculty Position: Duke Medical School Regeneration Next Initiative / Department of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Duke University Medical Center

Postdoc: Psychiatric Genetics, Statistical Genetics, and Precision Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

Assistant Professor in Biology
University of Delaware

Chair, Department of Molecular and Systems Biology
Geisel School of Medicine
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