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Articles by Denise Montell (3 results)

  • Denise Montell is Duggan Professor and Distinguished Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara and was the 2020 President of the Genetics Society of America.

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    Goodbye, 2020

    Periodically, Mother Nature seems as if she is angry with us, like when Hurricane Katrina drowned my childhood hometown of New Orleans and nearly 2,000 of its citizens. Sometimes we humans bring destruction down upon each other, like the terrorist attacks of 9/11. And then there was 2020. Like many of you, as we rang…

  • Racism is everyone’s problem

    As yet another Black man suffocates under a policeman’s knee, cities burn, and the coronavirus spreads a disproportionate burden of suffering and death to communities of color, we are in a moment that calls for action. It would be heartfelt and true for White scientists like me to say to our colleagues and fellow citizens…

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    A message from the GSA President about the cancellation of TAGC

    Last week, the GSA Board of Directors cancelled The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC), an event we had all been eagerly anticipating. It was a heartbreaking end to four years of work and planning by many people across our community.  Although painful, the decision was clearly the socially responsible thing to do. The Board voted unanimously…