Zebrafish Awards


Chi-Bin Chien Award

Deadline for nominations: April 11, 2016

The Chi-Bin Chien Award was established by the zebrafish research community and GSA in memory of Dr. Chi-Bin Chien (1965 – 2011). Chi-Bin was Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah and served the international zebrafish community in numerous ways, including his service as Director of the Zebrafish Neural Development and Genetics Course at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory and as an organizer of the International Conference on Zebrafish Genetics and Development.

The Award celebrates Chi-Bin’s enthusiasm and love for the discussion of scientific ideas and the good things that grow out of interactions and open discourse among scientists, his efforts to mentor and support the development of young scientists, and the collaborative and generous spirit with which he contributed to the advance of research with the zebrafish. The award will be given to an outstanding graduate student, postdoctoral trainee, or recently appointed faculty member from any country who has made significant contributions to the field of zebrafish research and has exhibited the generosity and openness that characterized and motivated Chi-Bin. The awardee will be granted a cash award and international recognition as an invited speaker at the biennial International Conference on Zebrafish Development and Genetics.

Nominations

Nominations for the Chi-Bin Chien Award should be submitted by the candidate’s PhD or post-doctoral mentor by email by April 11, 2016 to zebrafish@genetics-gsa.org. The application package should be a single PDF file that includes:

  1. A one-page statement from the nominee describing his/her research and its importance to the advancement of zebrafish research.
  2. The nominee's C.V.
  3. Letter of recommendation from the mentor.
  4. Letter of recommendation from one additional scholar who is familiar with the research being described in the application.

Donations

This award is funded by donations from members of the scientific community who wish to contribute in Chi-Bin's memory. Please make your contribution online via the Genetics Society of America or by sending a check made payable to the Genetics Society of America, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998 USA; please add ‘Chien Award’ to subject line.

Chien Award Committee 

Michael Granato
Dept. of Cell and Developmental Biology University of Pennsylvania

David Grunwald
Dept. of Genetics, University of Utah

Graham Lieschke
Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University, Australia

Stephan Neuhauss
Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich


1st George Streisinger Award

Deadline for nominations: April 11, 2016

The International Zebrafish Society has established the Streisinger Award for a senior investigator who has made outstanding and continued contributions to the advancement of the zebrafish field. George Streisinger (1927-1984) was the founding father of zebrafish research. Working at the University of Oregon in the 1970s and early 1980s, Streisinger established a zebrafish research colony and developed the first methods for mutagenesis and mutant screening with the goal of studying the development of the nervous system through genetic analysis. Streisinger’s enthusiasm for the zebrafish and its potential for understanding vertebrate development was infectious, so that after his untimely death in 1984, his work on this still-nascent model organism was continued and taken in new directions by colleagues at the University of Oregon and around the world. The Streisinger Award recognizes a senior investigator who, like George himself, has done sustained and foundational work that has opened new possibilities within the zebrafish field that benefit all of our research today. Their contributions may be in the form of conceptual advances that have opened important new research directions and/or the development of tools or resources that have been transformative in enabling new research possibilities. The awardee will be recognized at the bi-annual International Conference on Zebrafish Development and Genetics where they will be invited to give a special lecture. In 2016 this meeting will be held under the auspices of The Allied Genetics Conference in Orlando, Florida July 13-17.

Nominations

Members of the zebrafish community are invited to submit nominations for the Streisinger Award. Nominations should be submitted by e-mail with the subject line “Streisinger Award” by April 11, 2016 to zebrafish@genetics-gsa.org. The application package should be a single PDF file that includes:

  1. A statement (up to one page) written by the nominator describing the key contributions of the nominee to the field. The statement should be co-signed by two or more members of the community who support the nomination.
  2. A list of up to ten publications or links to online resources or databases that illustrate the central contributions of the nominee to the field.

Streisenger Award Committee 

Michael Granato
Dept. of Cell and Developmental Biology University of Pennsylvania

David Grunwald
Dept. of Genetics, University of Utah

Graham Lieschke
Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University, Australia

Cecilia Moens, Chair
Division of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle

Stephan Neuhauss
Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich

Lila Solnica-Krezel
Dept. of Developmental Biology, Washington University in St. Louis


GSA Awards


GSA Undergraduate Travel Awards

TAGC Travel Awards

MaPD Childcare Grants

GSA Poster Awards

DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics