Close-up view of a wild-type Junonia coenia wing eyespot pattern. Zhang et al. used CRISPR mutagenesis to interfere with the genetic machinery necessary for making melanin pigments in the colored scales of the butterfly wing. See Zhang et al.

Our Staff

At GSA, every member of our team is committed to advancing the field of genetics, fostering cross-disciplinary connections, and supporting scientists at every stage of their careers. Have questions or feedback? We’d love to hear from you!

Tracey DePellegrin

Executive Director

Mary Adams

Director of Finance and Operations

Kendra Allen

Engagement Professional Development Programming Intern

Sarah Bay, PhD

Scientific Editor and Program Manager

Matthew Benusa

Communications Specialist

Suzy Brown, CMP

Senior Director of Conferences

Jenna Daenzer, PhD

Peer Review Coordinator

Drew Elias

Creative Design Manager and Digital Marketing Coordinator

Sana Hussain

Sana Hussain

Senior Communications Specialist

Ruth Isaacson

Senior Managing Editor

Balint Kacsoh

Balint Kacsoh, PhD

Engagement Professional Development Program Coordinator

Anne Marie Mahoney

Senior Director of Conferences

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Joe Pedrazzoli

IT Manager

Vincent Price, PhD

ECLP Editor

Laura Santini

Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications

Kaitlyn Sudol

Administrative Coordinator

Jacqueline Treboschi

Communications Consultant

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Jessica Vélez, PhD

Membership, Engagement, and Early Career Programs Manager