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photo of dallas art district Get your Drosophila research ready for Dallas!

Submit poster abstracts for the 60th Annual Drosophila Research Conference now.

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Society News
Welcome to our new GSA Board members!
We are pleased to announce the election of six new leaders to the GSA Board of Directors:

   Vice-President (2019), President (2020) Denise Montell
   Secretary (2019–2021) Erika Matunis
   Directors (2019–2021) Pamela Geyer, Swathi Arur, Rebecca Burdine
   Director (Early Career Faculty, 2019–2021) Jordan Ward

Thank you to all the nominees, the nominating committee, and to you—our members—for voting.
» genestogenomes.org
GSA Meetings
#Fungal19 abstracts and early registration DUE TODAY!
Don’t miss today’s deadlines for the 30th Fungal Genetics Conference! December 5 is your last chance to submit an abstract and get the Early Registration discount.
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Know an outstanding PhD student in Drosophila research?
Nominations for the Larry Sandler Memorial Lecture close on December 21. Any student completing a PhD in an area of Drosophila research between July 2017 and December 2018 is eligible for nomination.
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New GENETICS Primer on comparative genomics and molecular evolution
Primers in GENETICS guide educators and students through a recent paper in the journal, making it more accessible for use in the classroom. The latest Primer accompanies the article “RNA Interference Pathways Display High Rates of Adaptive Protein Evolution in Multiple Invertebrates”
» genetics.org
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Genotyping Polyploids from Messy Sequencing Data
Transcription Promotes the Interaction of the FAcilitates Chromatin Transactions (FACT) Complex with Nucleosomes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
A GAL80 Collection To Inhibit GAL4 Transgenes in Drosophila Olfactory Sensory Neurons
Bulked-Segregant Analysis Coupled to Whole Genome Sequencing (BSA-Seq) for Rapid Gene Cloning in Maize
Students and Postdocs
Get funding for Career Development Symposia
Gain leadership experience and serve your fellow early career scientists by organizing a GSA Career Development Symposium! GSA offers funding for student and postdoc members to organize local symposia that provide career and professional development opportunities for early career scientists. Examples could include career skills symposia, networking events, and scientific symposia with substantial opportunities for student and postdoc presenters. Applications are due January 10.
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Early career scientists at the National Science Policy Symposium
GSA Early Career Leaders Lacy Barton, Giovanna Collu, and Emily Lescak recently attended the National Science Policy Symposium, presenting two posters on science policy initiatives. The event, hosted this year at Rockefeller University, brought together early career scientists with an interest in science policy, advocacy, and diplomacy.
» scipolnetwork.org
Community Announcements
The importance of being basic
This guest post from Irini Topalidou examines the importance of basic science in solving medical problems.
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Members in the News
Barbara Meyer receives 2018 E.B. Wilson Medal
C. elegans researcher and recipient of GSA’s 2018 T.H. Morgan Medal Barbara Meyer (University of California, Berkeley) will receive the 2018 E.B. Wilson Medal from the American Society for Cell Biology. Both Medals represent their Society’s highest honor and recognize Meyer’s career-long contributions to genetics.
» newswise.com
Ahna Skop receives ASCB Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity
C. elegans researcher Ahna Skop (University of Wisconsin, Madison) will be the first recipient of the American Society for Cell Biology Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity. Skop has been a leading figure at both her institution and the national level for underrepresented STEM students. Skop currently serves on GSA’s Strategic Planning Working Group for Public Communication and Engagement.
» newswise.com
#Fungal19 Abstract Submission
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Gruber Genetics Prize Nominations
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Larry Sandler Award Applications
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#Dros19 Abstract Submission
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#Worm19 Workshop Proposals
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Career Development Symposia Proposals
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#Dros19 Early Registration Deadline
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Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

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University of Louisville

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Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research

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Simons Foundation

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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

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University of Florida

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Technician: Innate immune signaling
Dalhousie University

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Dalhousie University
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