Mammalian Genetics Community Information

Connect with the mammalian research community at TAGC 2024! The meeting’s unique format offers multiple opportunities for you to share your work, learn about the latest research and tools, and build community. Hear the latest at the Mammalian Community Sessions and Poster Sessions.

Don’t miss the International Mammalian Genome Conference!

Do you normally attend the International Mammalian Genome Conference? TAGC incorporates this meeting for 2024, so you don’t want to miss out! 

Connect With Us On Social Media

The conference hashtag is #TAGC24. Use the #Mammalian24 community-specific hashtag alongside #TAGC24 to allow everyone to follow along!

Stay tuned for more information about the Invited Speakers, and Presentation Opportunities.

Community Program Committee

Chair, Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, University of NC, Chapel Hill
Yann Herault, CNRS
Darla Miller, University of NC, Chapel Hill
Laura Reinholdt, The Jackson Laboratory

Community Special Events and Awards

Gary Churchill, The Jackson Laboratory (JAX)

Beverly Paigen Lecture 2024

Jason Bubier, The Jackson Laboratory (JAX)

IMGS President's Award 2024 recipient:

Jason Bubier is a geneticist and Senior Research Scientist within the Center for Addiction Biology at the Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics. His team uses systems genetics and multi-omics data to identify and model disease-associated loci in mice and identify potential new therapeutic targets. This approach is currently applied to three lines of research: 1) the genetics of opioid overdose, 2) cross-species functional genomics of addiction-related behaviors, and 3) the host and microbiome control of addiction.

Beverly Mock, NIH

Verne Chapman Lecture 2024  

Beverly Mock is Deputy Chief of the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is also Associate Director of Scientific Programs and Deputy Director for the Center for Cancer Research of the NCI. Dr. Mock’s research focuses on complex genetic traits associated with cancer initiation and progression and systems pharmacology approaches to develop drug combinations targeting tumor susceptibility pathways in plasmacytoma/myeloma. Dr. Mock translates basic research findings into hypothesis-driven preclinical evaluations in cell lines and animal models to inform the potential for clinical trial design. She has received numerous awards for her leadership at the NIH and NCI, including recognition for her NIH-wide mentorship and advocacy for women scientists.

Clare Smith, Duke University

Mary Lyon lecture 2024

IMGS Scholarships for trainees (students or postdocs)

Application Deadline: November 9, 2023

The International Mammalian Genome Society Scholarships support meeting costs for students and postdocs. The scholarships are expected to cover at least the cost of registration and half a twin room (shared room with two beds) for five nights. The scholarship also covers the Mammalian Trainee Symposium.

To be eligible:

  • You must be a 2024 IMGS member (memberships are complimentary; visit imgs.org for more information).
  • You should register for TAGC 2024 and pay the registration fees. Please make sure that during the registration process you select the Mammalian Trainee Symposium on March 6 
  • Send a copy of your meeting registration and abstract submission confirmations to imgsgeneral@gmail.com no later than November 9, 2023.
  • You must have an abstract selected for a poster or talk.

A maximum of one scholarship will be awarded per lab. Underrepresented minorities (URMS) are especially encouraged to apply. 


The Mary Lyon Award

In recognition of Dr. Mary Lyon’s role as a mentor and her remarkable career, begun at a time when very few women became scientists, the IMGS has established the Mary Lyon Award for early-stage independent female researchers (Assistant Professor or equivalent). The IMGS will cover expenses for awardees to participate in an International Mammalian Genome Conference and give an oral presentation of their work. In 2024, the International Mammalian Genome Conference will be part of TAGC.

Nominations should include the name of the nominee, their email address, CV or ORCID ID, and the name of one individual who can provide a recommendation letter. Note that nominees need to be IMGS members, but can join at the time of the nomination. Self-nominations are welcome.

Nominations should be sent to imgsgeneral@gmail.com

These awards will be presented during the Mammalian Trainee Symposium on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

IMGS Trainee Symposium

The IMGS Trainee Symposium is an opportunity for selected Mammalian trainees (students and postdocs) to present their work in front of an audience comprising mainly of their peers. These presentations are judged, and three of the presenters are awarded the Lorraine Flaherty Award and given the opportunity to present their work during the main Mammalian Sessions. Everyone is welcome to attend (with the (extra) paid registration fee).

Conference History

2020: The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) Online
2016: Mouse Genetics, Orlando, FL
2014: Mouse Molecular Genetics, Pacific Grove, CA
2012: Mouse Molecular Genetics, Pacific Grove, CA
2011: Mouse Genetics, Washington, DC