GSA member Giovanni Bosco was named as one of 13 recipients of the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award for 2015. Established in 2004, the Pioneer Awards challenges investigators at all career levels to pursue new research directions and develop groundbreaking approaches with a high impact on a broad area of biomedical or behavioral science.


Giovanni Bosco

Giovanni Bosco (courtesy NIH)

Giovanni Bosco, PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
Organizer, 2011 Drosophila Research Conference
GENETICS Author, 2015, 2013, 2008, 2007, 2001, 1998
G3 Author, 2015, 2015


NIH reported Bosco’s background as follows:

Project Title: Trans-Generational Effects of Social Learning?

Giovanni Bosco received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University where he trained with Dr. James Haber, and he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Whitehead Institute at MIT where he trained with Dr. Terry Orr-Weaver. Dr. Bosco began his independent research program at the University of Arizona, Tucson in 2002, and recently moved to Dartmouth College where he is currently an associate professor of genetics at the Geisel School of Medicine. His research program has focused on chromosome dynamics, chromatin structure and 3D spatial organization of genomes. His most recent interests are to understand the molecular bases of how learning and memory occurs in the context of social behavior, how social behavior alters the mind-body connection, and how social behavior can be inherited through multiple generations.

Adam Fagen was formerly Executive Director of the Genetics Society of America.

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