Texas Genetics Society
   

 

TGS President:
Penny Riggs
Texas A&M University
Riggs@tamu.edu
979-862-7015

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Meeting Program

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Texas Genetics Society
41st Annual Meeting
April 24-26, 2014
Waco Convention Center
Waco, TX

Thursday, April 24th -- Evening:

4:00-7:00 pm Registration
7:00

Welcome and Announcements
Penny Riggs, Ph.D., TGS President

Keynote Address:

Environmental Stress Induces CAG Repeat
Instability in Human Cells

John H. Wilson, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine

 

Reception follows

 

Friday, April 25:
8:00-8:30 am Late Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:45 am Announcements - Penny Riggs, Ph.D., TGS President
8:45-9:30 am

INVITED ADDRESS:

Evolutionary genetics and genomics of speciation in Tribolium flour beetles

Jeff Demuth, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biology
University of Texas at Arlington

9:45-10:10 am

Break, Poster and Exhibit Viewing

10:10-11:50 am

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS SESSION I

12:00-1:30 pm

Lunch on your own

1:30-3:00 pm

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS SESSION II

2:30-2:50 pm Coffee Break, Poster and Exhibit Viewing

 

2:50-3:50pm

Invited ADDRESS:

Evolutionary genetics and behavior in natural hybrid zones

Gil Rosenthal, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biology
Texas A&M University

4:00-5:00 pm CONTRIBUTED PAPERS SESSION III
5:00-7:00 pm

Reception and Poster Session

7:00 pm

Banquet and Meeting Awards

Barbara Bowman Award Recipient
Distinguished Texas Geneticist

Guillermina "Gigi" Lozano, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Saturday, April 26th:
8:00-8:30 am Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:35 am Announcements

8:35-9:30 am

INVITED ADDRESS:

Cell differentiation driven by prions

Randal Halfmann, Ph.D.
Sara & Frank McKnight Fellow, Department of Biochemistry
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

9:30-10:30 am

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS SESSION IV

10:30-11:00 am

Coffee Break and Judges Meeting

11:00-12:00 pm Business Meeting

12:00 pm Adjourn



Past Meetings:


For further information about the Texas Genetics Society, contact:
TGS President: Penny Riggs
Texas A&M University
Riggs@tamu.edu
979-862-7015