Awards

Barbara Bowman Distinguished Texas Geneticist Award

Congratulations to Dr. Ann Killary, the 2017 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. Penny Riggs, recipient of the 2017 Texas Genetics Society Distinguished Service Award for his service to the Society.


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, Dr. Robb Moses:

 

Trainee Awards


Congratulations to the following trainees who received awards for their presentations at the 44th annual meeting in College Station

Best Postdoctoral Platform Presentation — Lionel Faure of Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX.  Identifying TGF-Β regulators using the C. elegans roundworm model system.

Best Graduate Student Platform Presentation (tie) – Xiaojie Yu of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Therapeutic potential of miR-195 in non-small cell lung cancer.

Best Graduate Student Platform Presentation (tie) – Bailey Engle of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Effect of a QTL on bovine chromosome 5 on beef cow stayability.

Best Undergraduate Student Platform Presentation (tie) – Rebecca McDonald of Austin College, Sherman, TX. Examining the relationship between Ca2+ ion homeostasis and carbohydrate metabolism in a pgm2Δ mutant strain in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Best Undergraduate Student Platform Presentation (tie) – Katrina Ngo of Austin College, Sherman, TX. The role of GPH1 overexpression in the rescue of a pgm2Δ strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation (tie) – Emre Arslan of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Bayesian method to determine informative genes in high-dimensional biological data.

Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation (tie) – Geethanjali Ravindranathan of Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX.  Determining how TGF-Β is secreted and controls surface barrier composition in C. elegans.

Best Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation – Francisco Neal of Austin College, Sherman, TX. Investigating the regulation of GPH1 expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.