Barbara Bowman Distinguished Texas Geneticist Award
Congratulations to Dr. Brendan Lee, the 2019 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.
Texas Genetics Society Distinguished Service Award
Congratulations to Dr. Erika Abel, recipient of the 2018 Texas Genetics Society Distinguished Service Award for service to the Society.
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 the 2019 inductees, Dr. Jim Womack and Dr. Joe Angel:
Congratulations to the following trainees who received awards for their presentations at the 46th annual meeting in College Station.
Best Postdoctoral Platform Presentation — Komal Raja of Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Search for de-novo orphan genes-the holy grail of genomes?.
Best Graduate Student Platform Presentation – Donna Iadarola of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Molecular mechanisms underlying mitochondrial phosphatidylethanolamine import.
Best Undergraduate Student Platform Presentation – Keara Malone of Austin College, Sherman, TX. Utilizing a transcriptomic approach to analyze spt4delta-mediated rescue of a pgm2 strain of Saccharamyces cerevisiae.
Best Postdoctoral Poster Presentation – Carol Hjelmen of MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. Thoracic underreplication predicts minimal Drosophila gene size.
Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation – Tejas Rajeev Karhadkar of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Attenuated pulmonary fibrosis in sialidase-3 knockout (Neu3-/-) mice.
Best Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation – Nathan Anderson of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. How much water is in the Fountain of Youth..