Fred Boehm

We’re taking time to get to know the members of the GSA’s Early Career Scientist Committees. Join us to learn more about our 2020 early career scientist advocates. Frederick Boehm Community and Member Engagement Committee University of Massachusetts Medical School Postdoc Researcher Research Interest Statistical methods are essential for the design, analysis and interpretation of genetics studies. The advent of new gene mapping techniques has necessitated a parallel development of statistical methods research, including statistical tools and methods that guide experimental design and data analysis. These tools and methods address questions relating to genetic map construction, inference of genotypes at positions between...


GENETICS journal

GENETICS is pleased to announce eight new editors for the Neurogenetics & Behavior section of the journal: Arantza Barrios, Tamara Caspary, Catherine Kaczorowski, Karla Kaun, Kyuhung Kim, Roger Pocock, Hongyan Wang, and Jill Wildonger. Arantza Barrios Arantza Barrios is an Associate Professor/Reader in Neurobiology at University College London.  Her lab uses the C. elegans male to investigate the mechanisms of flexible behavior. Their work focuses on three factors that influence the way neural circuits process sensory information: previous experiences, internal state, and biological sex.  Tamara Caspary Tamara Caspary is a Professor of Human Genetics at Emory University. She received her PhD in Molecular...


Ruth Lehmann

Credit: Vilcek Foundation / Ian Johns Photograph One of life’s great mysteries is how a single egg cell can contain all the information needed to create a fully specialized complex organism, including more egg cells. Ruth Lehmann, director of the Whitehead Institute at MIT, has done a tremendous amount to solve that mystery. Beginning in her graduate student days, she uncovered a pathway that controls germ cell specification within the embryo. Since then, her work has continued to illuminate many unique facets of germ cell biology, providing a deep foundation from which to understand how the germline lineage carries genetic...


Fall 2020 Undergraduate Travel Awardees

To promote excellence in undergraduate research and education, GSA established the Undergraduate Travel Award, which supports travel costs for undergraduate members who are presenting at and attending a GSA conference. Congratulations to the Fall 2020 awardees! Susan Afolabi University of Maryland Baltimore County I am studying the effect of ferritin an iron storage molecule in migratory cells known as border cell cluster which are found in the ovaries of fruit flies. Huda Al-Bana University of Mary Washington My research looks at determining the contribution of altered myokine expression to muscle wasting in a skeletal muscle disease known as myotonic dystrophy....


Oindrila De

We’re taking time to get to know the members of the GSA’s Early Career Scientist Committees. Join us to learn more about our 2020 early career scientist advocates. Oindrila De Career Development Subcommittee Case Western Reserve University  Graduate Student Research interest I’m fascinated by how cells grow, change their shape, attain specialized functions, organize themselves into tissues, and form a complete organism. This basic biological process that gives rise to the adult shape is known as “morphogenesis.” Adhesive proteins that act as a glue between neighboring cells and form junctions are required in morphogenesis. These multiprotein complexes help form a physiologically...