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Society Awards

Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal
Genetics Society of America Medal
George W. Beadle Award
Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education
The Novitski Prize
The Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award

The GSA Excellence in Research Journalism Award

 

Trainee Awards

Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Awards
The GSA Undergraduate Travel Awards
DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics
Trainee Poster Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not currently accepting applications. Please consider donating to the Victoria Finnerty Memorial Fund to keep this program strong!

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 (Drosophila Conference only)

 

This award, which honors the memory of Victoria Finnerty, has been established to support travel costs for undergraduates engaged in research to attend the Annual Drosophila Research Conference. Vickie, who died in February 2011, was a long-time member of the Genetics Society of America and served the Drosophila community and the Genetics community at large in many capacities.

 

A wonderful geneticist, Vickie’s ground-breaking work as a graduate student used high resolution recombination analysis to dissect gene structure. This set the stage for a 35 year career in which she excelled as a gifted teacher as well as research scientist. Vickie was known for her creativity in and dedication to the training of undergraduates in Drosophila genetics; her passion for the field of genetics was contagious. Vickie was also a wise and compassionate mentor and teacher for whom interactions with her students was a constant joy. She constantly sought new ways to engage undergraduates in their genetics courses and in research; this travel fellowship fund will continue Vickie’s stellar example.


Applicants must be GSA members, and can only use these awards to present research at the Drosophila Conference.  Applications must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation, one from the PI of the laboratory in which the applicant is conducting research, and the other from a postdoc, graduate student, or technician with whom the applicant works directly or another professor familiar with the research. 
 

Current Victoria Finnerty Award Winners

 

Year Name Institution at Time of Award
2014 Daniel A. Friedman University of California, Davis
2014 Nancy J. Levansailor SUNY Fredonia
2014 Katharine Majeski Kennesaw State University
2014 Aidan L. McParland University of New England
2014 Marvin Nayan University of Washington
2014 Trung T. Phan University of Washington
2014 AnnJosette Ramirez Arcadia University
2014 Zachary L. Sebo University of Missouri, Kansas City
2014 Letitia Thompson The College of New Jersey
2014 Daniel M. Wong University of California, Los Angeles
2014 Chenling Xu University of California, Davis


Previous Finnerty Award Winners

 

Contribute to The Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Award Memorial Fund:

 

Contribute online with your membership renewal or click here to donate online.


Or, send a check to the Genetics Society of America with “Vickie Finnerty Fund” written in the lower left memo and mail to:

Adam Fagen
Executive Director
Genetics Society of America
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814-3998
 

* The Genetics Society of America is a nonprofit 501 (C) 3 corporation and contributions are tax deductible under the U.S. Federal Income Tax Code.