Meeting Program

Texas Genetics Society
44th Annual Meeting
April 27-29, 2017
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
College Station, TX

Thursday, April 27, 2017
4:00-5:30 pm               Board Meeting

5:30-6:00 pm               Registration

6:00-6:05 pm               Welcome and Announcements
                                     Erika Abel, PhD, TGS President

6:05-7:05 pm               KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Animal Genomics: A Historical Perspective

James Womack, Ph.D.
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
Texas A&M University, College Station

7:05-7:35 pm              Career Development Panel Discussion

7:35-8:35 pm              Reception

Friday, April 28, 2017
7:30-8:25 am                Late registration and continental breakfast

8:25-8:30 am                Announcements – Erika Abel, PhD, TGS president

8:30-9:30 am                INVITED ADDRESS I:

The Genetic and Epigenetic Basis of Monarch Butterfly Seasonal Migration

Christine Merlin, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
Texas A&M University, College Station

9:30-10:30 am               CONTRIBUTED PAPERS SESSION I

10:30-11:00 am               Coffee break, poster and exhibit viewing

11:00 am-12:00 pm        CONTRIBUTED PAPERS SESSION II

12:00-1:30 pm                Lunch on your own

1:30-2:30 pm                  INVITED ADDRESS II:

Emerging Models of Metabolism: Using Drosophila to Explore the Systemic Coordination of Energy Homeostasis

Jason Karpac, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine
Texas A&M College of Medicine, College Station

2:30-3:30 pm                 CONTRIBUTED PAPERS SESSION III

3:30-5:00 pm                Reception, poster and exhibit viewing

7:00-9:00 pm                Banquet and Meeting Awards,   Location: Hilton Garden Inn

Barbara Bowman
Distinguished Texas Geneticist Award Recipient

Ann M. Killary, Ph.D.
Department of Translational Molecular Pathology
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

Saturday, April 29, 2017
7:30-8:25 am                Continental breakfast

8:25-8:30 am                Announcements – Erika Abel, PhD, TGS President

8:30-9:30 am                INVITED ADDRESS III:

Gene Family Evolution, Adaptation and Phenotypic Convergence

Claudio Casola, Ph.D.
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
Texas A&M University, College Station

9:30-10:30 am                CONTRIBUTED PAPERS SESSION IV

10:30-11:00 am                Coffee break

11:00 am-12:00 pm         CONTRIBUTED PAPERS SESSION V

12:00-12:30 pm               Coffee break and judges meeting

12:30-1:00 pm                  Business meeting

1:00 pm                            Adjourn

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