Dr. Valerie Horsley Receives the 2012 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award from the Genetics Society of America

Dr. Valerie Horsley, Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and the Yale Stem Cell Center, received the 2012 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award from the Genetics Society of America. According to GSA, this Award is in recognition of the groundbreaking contributions of Dr. Rosalind Franklin. This career development research award is intended to inspire and support new generations of women in the field of genetics. Successful candidates are women in the first one to three years of an independent faculty-level position whose work displays originality and scientific creativity, making seminal discoveries within their fields.

The Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award is funded by The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, and is administered by a joint committee appointed by the Genetics Society of America and the American Society of Human Genetics.

Every three years, two women are chosen to receive the Rosalind Franklin Award, and each awardee receives $75,000 over three years ($25,000 per year). One award funds genetics research in human and non-human mammals, and another award funds genetics research in model organisms.

This article was submitted by Liz Pantani on August 28, 2012.

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