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2019 GSA Board of Directors

Term Begins January 1, and ends December 31. (Date in parenthesis indicates year tenure on Board ends.)
Affiliation is for identification purposes only.

Officers

President
Terry R. Magnuson, PhD (2020)
Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Genetics
Vice Chancellor for Research
Founding Chair of UNC Genetics
trm4 [at] med [dot] unc [dot] edu
Vice-President
Denise J. Montell, PhD (2021)
Duggan Professor and Distinguished Professor
University of California Santa Barbara
dmontell [at] ucsb [dot] edu
Immediate Past President
Jeannie T. Lee, MD/PhD (2019)
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor of Genetics and Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Molecular Biologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Co-Director of the Harvard Epigenetics Initiative
lee [at] molbio [dot] mgh [dot] harvard [dot] edu
Secretary
Erika L. Matunis, PhD (2021)
Professor and Principal Investigator
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
matunis [at] jhmi [dot] edu
Treasurer
Piali Sengupta, PhD (2019)
Professor of Biology
Brandeis University
sengupta [at] brandeis [dot] edu

Directors

Swathi Arur, PhD (2021)
The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
sarur [at] mdanderson [dot] org
Jef D. Boeke, PhD, SCD (2019)
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC)
Founding Director, Institute for Systems Genetics, NYULMC
Jef [dot] Boeke [at] nyumc [dot] org
Kirsten Bomblies, PhD (2020)
Principal Investigator and Project Leader
John Innes Centre
kirsten [dot] bomblies [at] jic [dot] ac [dot] uk
Rebecca Burdine, PhD (2021)
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology
Princeton University
rburdine [at] princeton [dot] edu
Cassandra Extavour, PhD (2020)
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University
extavour [at] oeb [dot] harvard [dot] edu
Pamela K. Geyer, PhD (2021)
Professor of Biochemistry
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Iowa
pamela [dash] geyer [at] uiowa [dot] edu
Mary Lou Guerinot, PhD (2019)
Ronald and Deborah Harris Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Dartmouth College
guerinot [at] dartmouth [dot] edu
Matthew W. Hahn, PhD (2020)
Professor of Biology
Professor of Computer Science
Director of the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics
Indiana University
mwh [at] indiana [dot] edu
Hopi Elisabeth Hoekstra, PhD (2019)
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Alexander Agassiz Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University
hoekstra [at] oeb [dot] harvard [dot] edu

Early Career Director

Jordan D. Ward, PhD (2021)
Assistant Professor of MCD Biology
University of California Santa Cruz
jward2 [at] ucsc [dot] edu

Journal Editors

Brenda J. Andrews, PhD (2020)
Editor-in-Chief, G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics
Professor and Chair of the Banting & Best Department of Medical Research
Charles H. Best Chair in Medical Research
Director of the Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research
University of Toronto
brenda [dot] andrews [at] utoronto [dot] ca
Mark Johnston, PhD (2020)
Editor-in-Chief, GENETICS
Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Colorado–Denver
Anschutz Medical Campus
mark [dot] johnston [at] ucdenver [dot] edu

Staff

Tracey DePellegrin Connelly
Executive Director
Genetics Society of America
6120 Executive Blvd, Suite 550
Rockville, MD 20852
T: 240-880-2000
tracey [dot] depellegrin [at] thegsajournals [dot] org

Trainee Advisory Representatives

Didem P. Sarikaya, PhD (2019)
Postdoc
University of California Davis
dpsarikaya [at] ucdavis [dot] edu