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Jadson C. Santos (Jall) Career Development Subcommittee University of São Paulo Research Interest I have carried out research in various scientific areas—among them, human genetics, bioinformatics, structural biology of proteins, and molecular immunology. I've always been passionate about science, but the molecular world sparked my imagination and attracted me more than any other area. Currently, as a third-year PhD student in genetics, I integrate computational and experimental methodologies to understand the impact of pathogenic mutations on the 3D structure of proteins important to the immune system. In parallel, as part of my MBA in project management, I conducted research on...


By Melissa Drown Early career research experiences can be instrumental in leading science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors into scientific careers. Unfortunately, with limited time for mentoring and a high faculty-to-undergraduate student ratio, providing undergraduates with meaningful research experiences can be challenging. Below are some recommendations for providing meaningful undergraduate research experiences (UREs). These recommendations are based on a structured URE implemented in the Marine Genomics Lab at the University of Miami.  Considerations: Compensation Undergraduate students often participate in extracurricular activities, hold jobs, and register for a full course load each semester. This can make participating in a URE...


By Michelle Jonika After graduate school or a postdoc, the ultimate goal is to get a job. For some, the goal would be to stay in academia; for others, to transition to industry. Some have thought about specific careers or companies to work for in the future. However, not many of us have considered designing an approach to make tough life choices and choosing the appropriate path for personal career goals. With a design-thinking approach, which enables users to understand themselves and their career drivers better, users can gain confidence by reimagining their PhD or postdoc experience while preparing for...


Congratulations to all the winners of poster awards at the Yeast Genetics Meeting 2022! Undergraduate  Austin Lytle, Morehead State University Poster Title: Genetically engineering a strain of S. cerevisiae with a single circular chromosome “Using our experimental approach, I successfully circularized Ch. II in S. ceraviseae and current analysis shows no phenotypic differences between the circular and wild type strain.” Naomi Moresi, University of Washington Poster Title: yEvo Lab: A University-High School Collaboration to Evolve Caffeine Tolerance in Yeast “Working in collaboration with high school classrooms to evolve caffeine tolerance in yeast through experimental evolutions.” Vanessa Pereira, Concordia University Poster...


We are pleased to announce the GSA Poster Award winners from the 31st Fungal Genetics Conference! Congratulations to all! Jorge Lightfoot, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center   Fungal hypoxia adaptation is critical for the establishment of keratitis vayu maini rekdal, UC Berkeley CRISPR-Cas9 engineering of A. oryzae for meat-like flavor and appearance Amber Matha, University of Georgia Sre1, a transcription factor controlling ergosterol biosynthesis, stimulates response to nickel, an important micronutrient for fungi Carla Gonçalves, Vanderbilt University A diversified metabolic toolkit in budding yeasts linked to ecological adaptation Elizabeth Gaylord, Washington University in St. Louis The phosphatase Sac1 mediates...