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March 27, 2019
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C. elegans logo #Worm 19 abstracts due tomorrow!

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Society News
Genetics Society of America Awards 2019 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal to Daniel Hartl
The Morgan Medal recognizes lifetime achievement in genetics research. Daniel Hartl (Harvard University) is recognized for his influential contributions to experimental and theoretical genetics research. His extraordinarily broad research program combines mathematical models with cutting-edge experimental techniques to tackle important questions in evolutionary biology and genomics.
Congratulations to the 2019 Victoria Finnerty Travel Award recipients
The 2019 Finnerty Travel Award recipients are making strides in their Drosophila research, which they will share at the 60th Annual Drosophila Research Conference in Dallas, Texas, this week!
GSA Meetings
#Dros19 kicks off today!
Drosophilsts are gathering in Dallas for the 60th Annual Drosophila Research Conference! If you're among them, come say hello to GSA staff at the booth. If you couldn't make it, be sure to follow the conversation on Twitter via #Dros19!
Reminder: Abstracts for #Worm19 are due March 28
Have you submitted your abstract for the 22nd International C. elegans Conference yet? Join us in Los Angeles, CA, to learn and share cutting-edge C. elegans research. Registration for #Worm19 is now open.
Join the Community & Connections Lunch at #Dros19
Check out the table topics and discussion leaders for this event for all career stages! Tickets are still available.
Learn more about publishing your articles at #Dros19
If you’re a student or postdoc attending #Dros19, you won’t want to miss the Publishing Q&A on Friday! You can check the list of journal editors attending at the link. Interested? Attendance is limited, so add the Publishing Q&A to your registration soon.
Try portable peer review from GENETICS and G3
Has your manuscript been reviewed at another journal only for you to find out it wasn’t the right fit? Streamline your next steps with portable peer review at GENETICS or G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics. Editors can request the reviews and your Response to Reviewers from the previous journal to help facilitate the decision-making process and increase the efficiency of peer review.
An ancient regulator of sex development
A Wnt protein involved in the formation of the human ovary plays an important role in female zebrafish sex development.
2018 GENETICS Editor’s Choice awards
Check out the articles that GENETICS editors have chosen for the 2018 awards, which cover molecular genetics, population genetics, and quantitative genetics.
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Tissue-Specific Trans Regulation of the Mouse Epigenome
The Role of miRNAs in Drosophila melanogaster Male Courtship Behavior
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New in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Conditional Synaptic Vesicle Markers for Drosophila
Coverage-Versus-Length Plots, a Simple Quality Control Step for de Novo Yeast Genome Sequence Assemblies
Students and Postdocs
Apply by tomorrow, March 28, for the C. elegans Conference Travel Award!
Funds will be available to support the participation of students and others who might otherwise be unable to attend.
Apply now for the 2019 DeLill Nasser Awards
Given twice a year to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, DeLill Nasser Awards support attendance at meetings and laboratory courses. The Fall 2019 award cycle, which offers funding for events occurring from July 1 to December 31, will be open until April 2.
Faculty, Educators, & Mentors
New Faculty Profile: Kerry Geiler-Samerotte
In the latest New Faculty Profile, an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University discusses her ongoing research projects and available lab positions for candidates who are interested in cell biology, evolutionary biology, and genetics.
Apply or Nominate for the Rosalind Franklin Award
Women in the first 1–3 years of an independent faculty position are eligible to apply or be nominated for the $75,000 award to fund their genetics research. A jury of senior geneticists and previous awardees will choose two awardees — one conducting genetics research in human and non-human mammals, and another conducting genetics research in non-mammalian organisms.
Apply for the Early Career Reviewer Program at NIH
If you have two years’ experience as a full-time faculty member or researcher and have not served on an NIH Center for Scientific Review study section, they you may be eligible for the Early Career Reviewer Program.
Investing in Bioethics Research to Inform Science Policy
NIH has published advanced notice of an upcoming funding opportunity announcement that will give NIH-funded researchers the opportunity to apply for administrative supplements. The supplements would advance our knowledge of bioethical issues, which could then be used to inform policy endeavors.
Members in the News
MU’s James Birchler will receive prestigious Barbara McClintock Prize in 2020
GENETICS Associate Editor James Birchler (University of Missouri) has been awarded the 2020 Barbara McClintock Prize for Plant Genetics and Genome Studies. Birchler is recognized for his studies of gene expression at the gene and chromosome levels in both corn and fruit flies.
Community Announcements
Apply for the Zebrafish Development and Genetics summer course at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory
The deadline to apply for the Zebrafish Development and Genetics summer course at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory is April 15. This intensive two-week course, which will run from August 5–19, 2019, caters to advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and independent investigators who are incorporating the zebrafish model into their research and/or teaching.
Register for the Biostatistics Summer Institutes
More than 50 short courses are offered by the University of Washington Biostatistics Summer Institutes. Sessions are available in Statistical Genetics, Statistics for Big Data, Statistics in Clinical & Epidemiological Research, and Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases. Register before June 1 for discounted rates.
Abstract Submissions for #Worm19
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DeLill Nasser Award Applications
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Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award
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