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Adam Fagen is Executive Director of the Genetics Society of America where he works with the GSA Board to promote the interests of the genetics community and serve the needs of GSA's 5,500+ members. He has a background in genetics, science policy, and science education. (bio)

GSA is pleased to join with the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and The Gruber Foundation to announce the recipients of the Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award:

  • Maria Barna, PhD, Assistant Professor of Genetics and of Developmental Biology, Stanford University
  • Carolyn (Lindy) McBride, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University

 

The award, supported by The Gruber Foundation, is bestowed every three years to two women geneticists at the beginning of their independent research careers. Winners are selected by a joint committee appointed by GSA and ASHG from nominees around the world. The award recognizes outstanding genetics research in two categories: mammalian genetics (including human genetics) and non-mammalian genetics. Each winner will receive $75,000 to be used as she chooses for her research.

The committee also selected two additional outstanding candidates to be named as honorable mentions: Rachel Dutton, PhD (University of California, San Diego) and Elizabeth Murchison, PhD (University of Cambridge, UK).

The award will be presented on Friday, October 9, 2015, at the ASHG 2015 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

 

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