Awards

Barbara Bowman Distinguished Texas Geneticist Award


Congratulations to Dr. Ralf Krahe, the 2016 Barbara Bowman Distinguished Texas Geneticist Award recipient. Barbara Bowman was a founding member of the Texas Genetics Society and this award was established to recognize outstanding geneticists who have made major contributions to the field of genetics and have been affiliated with a Texas institution.

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Texas Genetics Society Distinguished Service Award


Congratulations to Stephen Daiger, recipient of the 2016 Texas Genetics Society Distinguished Service Award for his service to the Society.

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Emeritus Membership


 

The Board of Directors of the Texas Genetics Society has established an Emeritus Membership to recognize retirees who have contributed significantly to the success of the Society. Congratulations to this year’s inductee:

Robert Baker

 

Trainee Awards


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Congratulations to the following trainees who received awards for their presentations at the 43rd annual meeting in Houston

Best Postdoctoral Platform Presentation — Anas M. Khanshour of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, TX.  Genomewide imputation identifies FSTL5 associated with idiopathic clubfoot.

Best Postdoctoral Poster Presentation – Simon G Trevino of Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, TX. High-resolution single-cell genomic profiling of human malaria parasites.

Best Graduate Student Platform Presentation (tie) – Valerie K. Jordan of Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.  Loss of the FREM/FRAS protein complex causes congenital diaphragmatic hernias in humans and mice.

Best Graduate Student Platform Presentation (tie) – William Barrington of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.  Pathophysiological responses to dietary patterns differ with genetic backgrounds.

Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation – Gita Dangol of The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.  Loss of Rnf43 accelerates Kras-mediated pancreatic neoplasia.

Best Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation – Donghoon Kang of Rice University, Houston, TX.  Pel biofilm genes regulate pyoverdine production through c-di GMP synthesis pathway.

Best Technician Poster Presentation – Cenk Cengiz of Baylor College of Medicine.  The down expression of NPAS2 predicts low testosterone levels due to decreased expression of stAR.