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2016 Stephen J O'Brien Award

2016 Stephen J O'Brien Award

2016 Stephen J O'Brien Award

The Council of the American Genetic Association is pleased to announce the outcome of the 2016 Stephen J. O'Brien Award for best student-authored article published in Journal of Heredity’s 2015 volume.  The award honors Dr. Stephen J. O’Brien, who served as Editor-In-Chief for the Journal from 1987-2007.

An Award Committee made up of the current Editor-In-Chief, Scott Baker, an Associate Editor, Jill Pecon-Slattery, and a Council member, Kelly Zamudio, evaluated 14 eligible articles.  They recommended that Council present this year’s award to Genevieve Metzger for her outstanding article, “Genetic Structure across Broad Spatial and Temporal Scales: Rocky Mountain Tailed Frogs (Ascaphus montanus; Anura: Ascaphidae) in the Inland Temperate Rainforest” (supervisors, Dr. Eva Top and Dr. Jack Sullivan).

The award includes a certificate, $2,000 prize, reimbursement to attend the AGA Symposium, and a one-year AGA membership and subscription to Journal of Heredity.

The article is freely available to read and download:

Rocky Mountain Tailed Frogs (Ascaphus montanus; Anura: Ascaphidae) in the Inland Temperate Rainforest

Genevieve Metzger, Anahi Espindola, Lisette P. Waits and Jack Sullivan

J Hered (2015) 106 (6): 700-710. doi: 10.1093/jhered/esv061

 

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