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Cristy Gelling is Communications Director at the GSA, a science writer, and a lapsed yeast geneticist.

Check out the GSA award winners’ essays in this month’s issue of GENETICS!

GENETICS SOCIETY OF AMERICA MEDAL

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Angelika B. Amon

Unanticipated Success Stories: An Interview with Angelika Amon

“I would argue that under some circumstances, studying yeast cells is a better idea than studying highly transformed human cells in a dish.”


 

 

THOMAS HUNT MORGAN MEDAL

Frederick M. Ausubel

Frederick M. Ausubel

Twists and Turns: My Career Path and Concerns About the Future

“It felt as if I had two full-time jobs, working on my PhD thesis on the one hand and being a political operative on the other.”


 

 

GEORGE W. BEADLE AWARD

Hugo J. Bellen

Hugo J. Bellen

Survival of the Fittest Tools

“Continued tool and reagent development is critical for the survival, expansion, and evolution of the Drosophila field.”


 

 

EDWARD NOVITSKI PRIZE

Charles Boone

Charles Boone

Yeast Systems Biology: Our Best Shot at Modeling a Cell

“Harnessing the expertise and power of the entire yeast research community in a coordinated manner would represent the ultimate systems level approach; biology’s version of sophisticated CERN-like science.”


 

 

ELIZABETH W. JONES AWARD

Robin Wright

Robin Wright

It’s Not About You: A Simple Proposition for Improving Biology Education

“Years later, after the facts of biology are distant glimmers, they may still be able to call upon the process, the logic, and the utility of science to make important life decisions.”

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