Texas Genetics Society

The Texas Genetics Society was established in 1974 as a nonprofit association whose purpose is to foster the development of all aspects of genetics, to promote the exchange of research results and the teaching of genetics, and to provide a forum for discussion of matters of interest to all geneticists. Membership is open to all persons interested in genetics research, the training of geneticists, and the delivery of genetic services.

43rd Annual Meeting
April 28-30, 2016
Houston, Texas

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The Texas Genetics Society wishes to thank our sponsors who supported the 42nd Annual meeting in Dallas

Bioo Scientific
DOT Scientific Inc.
Geneseek – a Neogen Company


Trainee Awards

Congratulations to the following trainees who received awards for their presentations at the 42nd Annual meeting in Dallas

Best Graduate Student Platform Presentation – Anestacia Garcia of University of North Texas:  Glucose induces sensitivity to oxygen deprivation and is modulated via Insulin/IGF-1 signaling and lipid biosynthesis in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Best Graduate Student Poster – Ramesh Gunaratna of Texas A&M University:  Role of a codon 72 p53 polymorphism in pregnancy-mediated breast cancer protection in a humanized mouse model.

Best Undergraduate Student Platform Presentation – Akshaya Selvamani of Austin College:  Elucidating a role for glycogen accumulation in the calcium homeostasis defects observed in a pgm2 strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Best Undergraduate Student Poster – Spencer Nystrom of Austin College:  Altered gene expression required for pgm2 yeast growth on galactose.