2020 Student-Authored Paper Award

2020 Student-Authored Paper Award

The Stephen J. O'Brien Award for the best student paper published in AGA's Journal honors Dr. O'Brien's many years of service as Chief Editor of the Journal.  This year, nine articles in Volume 111 that were first-authored by a student were considered, and the award presented to Tolulope Perrin-Stowe for her article, Prion Protein Gene (PRNP) Sequences Suggest Differing Vulnerability to Chronic Wasting Disease for Florida Key Deer (Odocoileus virginianus clavium) and Columbian White-Tailed Deer (O. v. leucurus) (Tolulope I N Perrin-Stowe, Yasuko Ishida, Emily E Terrill, Brian C Hamlin, Linda Penfold, Lara M Cusack, Jan Novakofski, Nohra E Mateus-Pinilla, Alfred L Roca). JHered 2020. 111-6, pp 564-572. https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esaa040
 
The evaluation committee had the following comments on this top-ranked article:

"Interesting study of prion resistance variants.  Clearly laid-out, very well-written and concise.  The analyses were sound.  Findings have direct applicability for conservation efforts.

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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. 

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