Lauren Donoghue, GMB Graduate Student in Dr. Samir Kelada’s laboratory, has been selected to attend the Leena Peltonen School of Human Genomics program in Switzerland on August 18-22, 2019.

This is a multi-day program in which graduate and postdoctoral trainees gather with leading experts in the field for highly interactive discussions and presentations on cutting-edge topics in human genetics and genomics. Participants also receive one-to-one mentoring on areas of professional development in genomics. The program is currently in its 12th year, and is named after Dr. Leena Peltonen (1952-2010), an internationally renowned Finnish geneticist.

Additionally, Lauren received a DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics from the Genetics Society of America (GSA) toward attending this program. This is a $1,000 award “to support travel costs for young geneticists to attend national and international meetings and enroll in laboratory courses.” The award is named in honor of DeLill Nasser, a long-time GSA member and National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Director in Eukaryotic Genetics.