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December 19, 2018
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photo of Mariana Wolfner Congratulations Mariana Wolfner!

Read a profile of the 2018 GSA Medal recipient.

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2018 GSA memberships expire December 31
Don’t forget to renew your GSA membership by December 31! You can also sign up for convenient automatic renewal. As a member, you support GSA’s work on behalf of our communities, including advocating for effective policies and funding, providing professional development programs, and connecting researchers across career stages and disciplines.
Thank you 2018 donors!
GSA is grateful for the support of all its members, but we would like to give special acknowledgment to those who made additional donations toward our activities in 2018.
GSA Meetings
Still time to submit #Dros19 poster abstracts
Reconnect with the fly community! Poster abstracts for the 60th Annual Drosophila Research Conference are due by December 31.
Don’t miss out on #Fungal19
Don’t wait for the last minute to register for the 30th Fungal Genetics Conference! Registration numbers at this popular conference are strictly limited by the venue.
Larry Sandler nominations due FRIDAY
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.
Evolutionary virology at 40
Two different approaches to studying virus evolution—the comparative and the experimental—were both established in seminal papers published in the late 1970s and have run in parallel, often antagonistically, since then. Geoghegan and Holmes show how these two approaches may be resolved within an evolutionary genetic framework with the transformative data produced by next-generation sequencing and metagenomics.
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FlyBook: Triacylglycerol Metabolism in Drosophila melanogaster
Genetic Dissection of Hybrid Male Sterility Across Stages of Spermatogenesis
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
QTL Mapping on a Background of Variance Heterogeneity
Comparative Genomics of Aspergillus flavus S and L Morphotypes Yield Insights into Niche Adaptation
Students and Postdocs
Organize a 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.
Apply for a L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship
Applications for the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science postdoctoral fellowships are due by February 1. The deadline for other National and Regional L’Oréal Foundation fellowships varies by country, learn more at the link below.
Faculty, Educators, & Mentors
Enhance your interdisciplinary and team science skills
The American Institute of Biological Sciences, a GSA partner organization, is offering a two-day course to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to become productive and effective members of scientific teams. The program will be held on January 14–15, 2019 in Washington DC.
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship: An Inside View of Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowships
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships give scientists and engineers the opportunity to apply their knowledge and analytical skills to the policymaking process in all three branches of the US government. Learn more about legislative branch fellowships in this interview from the Early Career Scientist Policy Subcommittee’s fellowship series.
Community Announcements
NSF seeks community input on fundamental biological research
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) seeks ideas from the community on fundamental biological research questions and topics that are poised for major advances. Ideally these ideas would span multiple levels of organization in living systems and require expertise from diverse biological subdisciplines. This is a call, not for research proposals, but for high-level ideas. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2019.
Larry Sandler Award Applications
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#Dros19 Abstract Submission
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Career Development Symposia Proposals
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#Dros19 Early Registration Deadline
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GENETICS Peer Review Training Program Applications
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#Worm19 Workshop Proposals
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Postdoc: complex genetics of heart disease and regeneration
Med Univ South Carolina

Head, Department of Biological Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago

Chief, Communications and Public Liaison
National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health

Faculty position, plant resilience
Michigan State University

Young investigator position, Department of Plant Biology Carnegie Institution of Washington

Data Validation Scientist

PhD student: heart development using Drosophila genetics and human stem cells
Indiana State University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology (Molecular)
Whitworth University

Postdoc: genetic compensation in yeast
Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
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