Program Book (pdf)


Schedule of Events


Special Events


Dinner for First-time Attendees

Wednesday, March 13, 6:00 pm

Crocker Dining Hall


Are you a first time attendee to the Fungal Conference? There will be hosted tables at dinner on Wednesday, March 13 to meet other newcomers, Policy Committee members and GSA staff. Attend this casual dinner to enhance your conference experience. Participants can sign up for the dinner when they register for the meeting. Confirmed hosts for the tables include:

Carla Eaton

Neil Gow

Barbara Howlett

Marc Orbach

Nick Read

Barry Scott

Nick Talbott

Frances Trail

Adam Fagen

GSA Careers Luncheon

Thursday, March 14

Crocker Dining Hall

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

The GSA Careers 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: 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. After getting your lunch, you can proceed to the designated tables in Crocker Dining Hall.


The Genetics Conference Experience

Friday, March 15


9:00 am – 1:00 pm


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. It 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.


GSA Education Special Interest Group Mixer

Friday, March 15

Surf and Sand Living Room

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Faculty with a passion for genetics education are encouraged to attend this mixer, 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.




Important Dates:



Platform and Poster Assignments online February 22
Mobile Website available February 26




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