To promote excellence in undergraduate research and education, the Genetics Society of America has established a travel award to assist undergraduate members attending a GSA conference to present their research.

Congratulations to all the winners of the Undergraduate Travel Award for Summer 2018!






Ryan Cheng
University of California, Los Angeles

I study the biochemistry and structure of the Tetrahymena thermophila telomere protein Pat2.






Sam Kajjo
University of Ottawa

I study the Rts1/B56 regulatory subunit of PP2A, which is required for Cyclin-dependent kinase activation and anaphase onset.






Victoria Mingione
Emmanuel College

I am investigating the novel impact of a mutant NUD1 allele on effectors of the mitotic exit network in S. cerevisiae.






Rachel Mullner
Missouri State University

I investigate the role of Rad4 as the DNA damage-sensing protein in the Nucleotide Excision Repair pathway in the binucleated ciliate, Tetrahymena thermophila.






Taylor Rosenthal
Albion College

I am looking at the influence of mating type proteins in Tetrahymena thermophila.






eremy Tee
Missouri State University

I design and develop new tagging vectors to study protein expression and localization patterns in Tetrahymena thermophila.






Alexander Trujillo
Albion College

I study how Tetrahymena thermophila is able to recognize mating types during conjugation.