Genetics Society of America Funds Travel for Stowers Researchers

Elizabeth Hemenway and María Angélica Bravo Núñez

Not one but two researchers from Stowers attended scientific conferences, thanks in part to the Genetics Society of America (GSA). Each was awarded travel funds to attend meetings that advance the professional development of young scientists in the field of genetics.

Stowers predoctoral researcher and Zanders Lab member María Angélica Bravo Núñez attended the Meiosis Gordon Research Seminar and Meiosis Gordon Research Conference from June 9-15, 2018. Bravo Núñez received the competitive DeLill Nasser Award, which is named for a long-time GSA member and National Science Foundation Program Director in Eukaryotic Genetics.

University of Missouri-Kansas City student Elizabeth Hemenway received The Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Award. This award funded Hemenway’s travel to the GSA’s Annual Drosophila Research Conference in April of this year. The award’s namesake was also a longtime GSA member and served the Drosophila and genetics communities by being a gifted teacher and research scientist. Hemenway conducted undergraduate research in the Hawley Lab at the Stowers Institute.