The AGA is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 Ecological, Evolutionary and Conservation Genomics (EECG) Awards, an annual research grant for student or postdoctoral research. We were again fortunate to have a large pool of excellent applications (70 in total) spanning genomics questions and approaches, as well as the world! We thank all of the applicants and congratulate the seven awardees on their fine proposals.
Frances Clark (University of Maryland) -- The Genome-wide Transcriptional Effect of B Chromosomes in Lake Malawi Cichlids
Isobel Ronai (University of Sydney) -- Anarchy in the honey bee colony: the genetic basis of worker sterility in the honey bee
Christopher Cunningham (University of Georgia) -- Gene expression and its regulation during context-specific social behavior
Ellie Armstrong (University of Hawaii Hilo) -- Ecological speciation and genome evolution in the Hawaiian picture-wing Drosophila
Guinevere Wogan (University of California - Berkeley) -- The evolution of adaptive saline tolerance among Asian Crab-eating frogs: an exome capture approach
Ezra Lencer (Cornell University) -- Speciation and evolution of novel skull morphology in Cyprinodon pupfishes
Alison Wright (University College London) -- Mapping the recombination landscape of the avian sex chromosomes
Besides your 3-yr subscription to the Journal of Heredity, the Association hosts a yearly symposium, and provides special awards towards programs and education.