Barbara Bowman Distinguished Texas Geneticist Award
Congratulations to Dr. David Threadgill, the 2018 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
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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 inductees, Dr. Jim Womack and Dr. Joe Angel:
Congratulations to the following trainees who received awards for their presentations at the 45th annual meeting in College Station.
Best Postdoctoral Platform Presentation — Behailu Aklilu of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Genetic analysis of replication protein A (RPA) paralogs reveals functional specificity in telomere length set point regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Best Graduate Student Platform Presentation – Jeanine Ott of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Somatic hypermutation of TcRa contributes to thyme positive selection in sharks.
Best Undergraduate Student Platform Presentation – Sarah Smith of Austin College, Sherman, TX. Investigating the relationship between glycogen accumulation and calcium homeostasis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Best Postdoctoral Poster Presentation – Ciceron Ayala-Orozco of MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. In vivo action of molecular nanomachines increases mortality in eukaryotic species and destroy single cellular prokaryotes.
Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation – Rebecca Booth of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. How Hox proteins regulate DNA binding.
Best Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation – Andrew Armstrong of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Breaking barriers in the analysis of generation means and inference of genetic architecture.