Early Career Scientist (ECS) Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is composed of the co-chairs of each subcommittee. They meet with the GSA Executive Director and members of the Board of Directors to discuss the direction of the Early Career Leadership Program, as well as share resources and establish collaborative projects between the subcommittees. The Steering Committee provides guidance to the Leadership Program subcommittees and facilitates projects, events, and proposals.

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Aakanksha Singhvi (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

Jordan Ward (UC Santa Cruz)

ECS Representatives to the GSA Board

Jacob Ortega (MD Anderson Cancer Center)

Committee Minutes:

Caroline Aragon

Caroline Aragón

Headshot - Jillian Freese

Jillian Freese

Julio Molina Pineda

Julio Molina Pineda

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Karyn Onyeneho

Mubaraq Opoola

Mubaraq Opoola

Riley Kellermeyer

Riley Kellermeyer

Uyen Linh Ho

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Early Career Leadership and Professional Development Program

Students, postdocs, and other early career scientists (ECS) are the future of the GSA community. To strengthen their voice in the Society, GSA developed the Early Career Scientist leadership and professional development program. This program provides rich opportunities for early career scientists to develop skills, gain experience, network, and produce concrete deliverables that demonstrate their abilities.

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GENETICS Peer Review Training Program

Peer-reviewers are vital to science, yet early career scientists in our field rarely receive formal training in how to be a good reviewer. GSA and GENETICS are addressing this gap with a program that gives early career members real-world peer review experience. Participants will receive online training, feedback, and will become reviewers for manuscripts submitted to GENETICS.

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