Officers & Council Members for 2024


Beth Shapiro
University of California Santa Cruz

Michael Nachman
University of California Berkeley

Executive Vice-President
Anne Bronikowski
Michigan State

Brad Shaffer
University of California Los Angeles

Bridgett vonHoldt
Princeton University

Council Members

Brook Moyers
University of Massachusetts Boston

Stacy Krueger-Hadfield
Virginia Institue of Marine Sciences

Chris Funk
Colorado State


Brendan Pinto
Arizona State University

Jose Lopez
Nova Southeastern University

Chris Smith
Willamette University, Oregon

Erica Larson
University of Denver

Jesus Maldonado
Smithsonian Institution

Olliver Ryder
San Diego Zoo


Special Appointment to Council

Journal of Heredity Editor
Bill Murphy
Texas A&M University


Assistance to Council

AGA Manager and Journal of Heredity Managing Editor
Carlos Driscoll


Past Presidents

2022  Lila Fishman
2021  Kelly Zamudio
2020  Kim Hughes
2019  Maria Orive
2018  Rosemary Gillespie
2017  Anne Bronikowski
2016  Lynda Delph
2015  Katie Peichel
2014  Robin Waples
2013  Kerry Shaw
2012  Mohamed Noor
2011  Scott Edwards
2010  Brad Shaffer
2009  David Rand
2008  Trudy Mackay
2007  Michael Lynch
2006  Lorne Reiseberg
2005  John Doebley
2004  Shozo Yokoyama
2003  Kent Holsinger
2002  Phil Hedrick
2001  Oliver Ryder
2000  John Avise






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Recent Advances in Conservation Genetics (ConGen Global-2025)


This course will host 25-30 students, especially welcoming to participants from African countries, and 15-20 faculty from around the world.  The course will feature the latest methods, interpretations, and applications of genetic/genomic analyses for the conservation of endangered species, and the faculty will share their expertise in technologies, research strategies, and translation featuring population-based studies. 


Genomics of Marine Mammals IV (G4) Workshop

This two-day workshop will be part of the 25th Biennial Marine Mammal Conference in Perth this year, accommodating up to 150 experts and novices. It will focus on advancements in marine mammal genomics, highlighting novel methods and applications in evolution, conservation, and emerging diseases, and integrating genomics with traditional knowledge.


Resources for Inclusive Evolution Education (RIE2)

Do you want to create interdisciplinary teaching resources for inclusive undergraduate evolution education? The Resources for Inclusive Evolution Education (#RIE2) working group is looking for participants to do just that! Apply now by filling out this google form! Deadline is 5 p.m. PT on May 28, 2024 #ScienceEducation #EvolutionEducation #TeachingEvolution

Please contact with any questions, suggestions, or if you'd like to contribute further to this effort.




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