To promote excellence in undergraduate research and education, the Genetics Society of America has established a travel award to assist undergraduate members attending a GSA conference to present their research.

Congratulations to all the winners of the Undergraduate Travel Award for Spring 2018!


 

 

 

 

 

Mayra M. Banuelos
San Francisco State University

STRs (short tandem repeats) used for forensic identification could contain more genetic information than previously assumed.


 

 

 

 

 

Ezequiel Lopez Barragan
San Francisco State University

We are making visible the contribution of women programmers to the foundation of population and evolutionary genetics, in order to counteract the cycle of low retention of women in science.


 

 

 

 

 

Samantha K. Dung
San Francisco State University

We hope our research will shed light on acknowledged programmers, particularly women, and their contributions to science, as well as to promote gender equality in the computer programming and scientific field.


 

 

 

 

 

Minkyung Lee
Baruch College – City University of New York

My research focuses on understanding the role of Juvenile Hormone mimics on the Drosophila immune system.


 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Lopez
San Francisco State University

We are making visible the contribution of women programmers to the foundation of our own fields: population and evolutionary genetics.


 

 

 

 

 

Batoul S. Nasser
University of Detroit Mercy

We utilize fruit flies to further our understanding of the role of the cancer-causing gene yap and the roles it plays in development.


 

 

 

 

 

Rochelle Reyes
San Francisco State University

My research team and I have been looking into women’s hidden contributions as programmers in early Theoretical Population Biology journals.


 

 

 

 

 

Brian Tang
Baruch College – City University of New York

I focus on identifying the genetic basis of crystal cell count variation in the Drosophila immune system.


 

 

 

 

 

Ricky Thu
San Francisco State University

By conducting this Acknowledged Programmers Project, we hope to shed light on women’s contributions to science as well as promote gender equality in the computer programming and scientific field.


 

 

 

 

 

Elinor Wood
Bemidji State University

My work with fruit flies has focused on how nutrition and developmental timing affect the accessibility and expression of genes that are normally inaccessible and not expressed.


 

 

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