Genetics Section Presentation Award

Award Recipients:

2019

Richard Field, University of Georgia for his poster: In search of the regulatory basis of crassulaceaen acid metabolism (CAM): a comparative genomics approach in three species of Yucca L. Co-authors: Karolina Heyduck, Jim Leebens-Mack


2018
Robert Auber, For the Presentation: Identifying gene candidates of the shikonin biosynthesis pathway in the Chinese medicinal plant Lothospermum erythrorhizon Co-authors: Joseph Crook, Joshua Widhalm, Jennifer Wisecaver


2017
Jason Paul Joines, Clemson University, for the poster “Local adaptation to the environment drives genetic variation among populations of an herbaceous plant” Co-authors: Saara J. DeWalt and Joan L. Walker


2016
Michelle Gaynor, University of Central Florida, for the poster “Identifying the Factors Influencing Plant Communities Across the United States Using A Phylogenetic Framework” Co-authors: Robert Laport and Julienne Ng


2015
No winner in 2015


2014
Morgan Roche, Bucknell University, for the poster “When dioecy doesn’t pay: Population genetic comparisons across three breeding systems and five species in Australia Solanum” Co-authors: Ingrid Jordon-Thaden and Chris Martine


2013
Meng Wu, Miami University, for the poster “The investigation on protein evolution of Y chromosome in Carica papaya” Co-author: Richard Moore


2012
Chrissy McAllister, St. Louis University - Advisor, Dr. Allison Miller, for the paper “Environmental Determinants of Cytotype Diversity in Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)” Co-authors: Paul Kron, Russell Blaine and Allison Miller


2011
Lubos Majesky, Palacky University Olomouc, Advisor, Radim J.Vasut, for the poster “Genetic variability in apomictic clones of common dandelion (Taraxacum; Asteraceae)” Co-authors: Radim Vasut, Bohumil Travnicek and Miloslav Kitner.


2008-2010
No winner in 2008


2006
Nyssa Temmel, University of British Columbia, for the poster “Identifying the genes involved in gender differentiation in Populus trichocarpa”


2005
Jennifer Cruse-Sanders, Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden, for the poster “Gene flow, hybridization, and divergence between Hawaiian Dubautia species.” Co-author was Elizabeth Friar


2004
Deborah Johnson, Idaho State University, for the poster “Sugar transporter genefamily discovery in the fern Ceratopteris richardii .” Co-authors were Michael A. Thomas and Jeffrey P. Hill.


2003
Liu Xianan, University of Illinois, for the poster “Differential expression of genes regulated in response to abiotic-stress in sunflower.” Co-authors were Ginger Swire-Clark and Vance Baird.