GSA member and frequent GENETICS and G3 author Leonid Kruglyak has been honored by the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) with its 2015 Curt Stern Award. The award recognizes genetics and genomics researchers who have made significant contributions to the field in the first ten years of an independent research career.
Kruglyak is interested in the genetic basis of heritable traits, often involving many genes that interact with each other and the environment. His lab conducts experiments in model organisms (the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans), as well as computational analyses, aimed at understanding how changes at the level of DNA are shaped by molecular and evolutionary forces, and how these changes lead to all the observable differences among individuals within a species.
He will receive a crystal plaque and his cash prize on Friday, October 9, at ASHG’s 65th Annual Meeting in Baltimore.
- “ASHG Honors Leonid Kruglyak with Curt Stern Award,” July 2, 2015.