Awards Presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Behavior Genetics Association
The Association’s annual awards were presented at the Banquet. President-Elect Jenae Neiderhiser served as the master of ceremonies.
The 41st Annual Thompson Award for the best oral presentation by an associate member was presented by Rohan Palmer to S Fleur W Meddens for the presentation entitled “Genome-wide association study of diet composition identifies 21 loci and uncovers associations with health and behavior.”
The 6th Annual Rowe Award for the best poster presentation by an associate member was presented by Eric Turkheimer to Spencer Huggett for the poster entitled “Cocaine’omics: The Genetic and Neurological Basis of Cocaine Use and Dependence.”
The 15th Annual Fuller and Scott Award for outstanding early career contributions to the field was presented by Matthew Keller to Scott Vrieze and Lucia Colodro Conde.
The 18th Annual Fulker Award for the outstanding paper in Behavior Genetics during the past year was presented by John Hewitt, to Pierre Roubertoux, Michelle Carlier, and their colleagues for Roubertoux PL, Baril N, Cau P, Scajola C, Ghata A, Bartoli C, Bourgeois P, Christofaro JD, Tordjman S, Carlier M. (2017) Differential brain, cognitive and motor profiles associated with partial trisomy. Modeling Down Syndrome in mice. Behav Genet. 47(3):305–322.
The 41st annual Dobzhansky Award for outstanding lifetime contributions to the field of behavior genetics was presented to Margaret Gatz by Past-President Hermine Maes.
Secretary, Behavior Genetics Association
Past President, Chair of the BGA Awards Committee