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2015 Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens September 10
Conference Registration Opens October 1
Abstract Submission Deadline December 10
Conference and Housing Registration Deadline December 10
Abstract Revision Deadline December 11
Platform/Poster Assignments Online February 17


Tuesday, March 17, 2015


GSA Trainee Boot Camp: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Room: Heather

Fee: $40

Based on feedback from trainees both in focus groups and individual conversations, GSA will offer a pre-conference "bootcamp" with a series of professional development workshops. A preliminary agenda is available here. Open to graduate students and Postdocs only. Space is limited to 40 participants.


GSA Education Special Interest Group Mixer 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Room: Curlew

Faculty with a passion for genetics education are encouraged to attend this event, where they can mix and mingle with other educators.  Current members of the Education SIG can catch up on actions taken by GSA with regards to the education initiative, and those who are not yet SIG members can learn about the Education SIG.  Information about GSA PREP, the Primers in GENETICS, GSA's editorial partnership with ASCB on CBE-Life Sciences Education, and other education-related opportunities will also be available. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


The Genetics Conference Experience: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Room: Scripps

The GSA Genetics Conference Experience provides students from genetics classes at local undergraduate institutions with the unique opportunity to observe distinguished career scientists present their current research in a conference setting.  The students, accompanied by their professor, will receive a background lecture and participate in an interactive discussion before attending part of a plenary session.  This informative and engaging program is meant to give students a glimpse into the real world of genetic research, and is NOT intended for students who are already involved in scientific research, but rather will provide students with the opportunity to learn about current scientific research outside of a textbook, witness the communication of scientific research first-hand, and ideally will foster an interest in furthering their science education. It is free of cost, and invitation-only.



Thursday, March 19, 2015


GSA Career Luncheon: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 

Room: Seascape Dining Room in Crocker Dining Hall

The GSA Career Luncheon is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to have informal conversations with senior career scientists regarding the unique challenges and rewards of a scientific career. The luncheon is organized by topic table. Topics may include things like: transition to independence, work-family balance, teaching at undergraduate institutions, non-academic careers for scientists, the when, how, and why of networking, dealing with difficult colleagues, etc. Space is limited.

Education and Outreach Concurrent Session: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Room: Scripps
Chairs: Marilee Ramesh and Lynne Boddy


Integrating strategic partnerships, education, and outreach to foster a research culture at a predominantly undergraduate institution

Joseph Flaherty


A novel role for an SR/RRM family mRNA shuttling binding protein in cell cycle regulation in Aspergillus nidulans

Sarah Anglin


Teaching in a digital world: Developing an online course in Genetics

Indrani Bose


Educating beyond undergrads and graduate students: Mycology meets social media

Lynne Boddy




Investing in the Fungal Genetics Stock Center: Kansas State Plant Pathology offers new home for collection

Kevin McCluskey


Keeping teaching fresh: resources for new ideas and approaches in the classroom

Marilee Ramesh


Panel Discussion: Strategies for a Successful Faculty Job Application at a Primarily Undergraduate Institute

Sarah Anglin, Joe Flaherty, Terry Hill, and Marilee Ramesh