The Genetics Society of America has bestowed its first “Excellence in Education Award” to Elizabeth Jones, Head of Biological Sciences-Mellon College of Science - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

The Genetics Society of America has bestowed its first “Excellence in Education Award” to Elizabeth Jones, Head of Biological Sciences

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) has bestowed its first “Excellence in Education Award” to Elizabeth Jones, Head of Biological Sciences, University Professor and Dr. Frederick A Schwertz Distinguished Professor of Life Sciences. The award recognizes “individuals who have had a significant impact on genetics education from kindergarten to post-graduate level.” Jones is a recipient of several prestigious awards from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to further education. She was awarded a $1.5 million HHMI award in June of 2006 to further interdisciplinary studies in biological sciences training.

Founded in 1931, the Genetics Society of America includes over 4,000 scientists and educators interested in the field of genetics. The Society promotes the communication of advances in genetics through publication of the journal GENETICS, and by sponsoring scientific meetings focused on key organisms widely used in genetic research. For more information about the GSA, visit the GSA website.