PhD Student Joshua Li wins prestigious genetics travel award

10 July 2017

PhD Student Joshua Li has been awarded a DeLill Nasser Travel Award for Professional Development in Genetics for 2017, by the Genetics Society of America (GSA). This is one of the most important awards bestowed by GSA to promote the future of the discipline by supporting early career scientists.

Joshua said, “ This award will partially assist me to attend the Forty years of RNA splicing: from discovery to therapeutics meeting at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. This will be invaluable to my thesis work.

I am grateful that both Dr. Sean Millard, my PhD supervisor from the School and Associate Professor Bruno Van Swinderen from Queensland Brain Institute,  supported my application by acting as referees.”

The Award is named in memory of long-time GSA member and National Science Foundation Program Director in Eukaryotic Genetics, DeLill Nasser. 

This national award recognises the aesthetic qualities of scientific images. This imaging was done on the School Leica confocal housed in the imaging facility.