Apply Now for the James E. Wright Student Travel Award

On behalf of the AFS Genetics Section, we are now accepting applications for graduate student travel awards to the annual AFS meeting in Tampa, FL. Faculty, this is a great opportunity for graduate students so please encourage them to apply. These instructions describe the selection criteria and application procedure. Applications are due on July 19... Read More

Congratulations to Our Student Travel Awardees

The Genetics Section would like to congratulate Hannah Lachance (University of Vermont) and Hayley Nuetzel (UC Santa Cruz), respective recipients of Graduate Student Travel Awards to the 13th International Coregonid Symposium in Bayfield, WI, and the Western Division AFS Meeting in Missoula, MT. We wish you good luck and safe travels! Read More

Early Career Award Call for Nominations

It’s time to start the process of selecting this year’s Genetic Section Early Career Awardee. Please see our Awards and Early Career Award pages for details on the award and nomination process. The submission deadline for nomination packages is 30 June 2017. Read More

In remembrance of Neil Billington

We have some sad news to pass along to Section members. Neil Billington passed away late in January. Neil had a great enthusiasm for his work and his students at Troy University. Everyone who interacted with Neil over his research into walleye, sauger, polar bears, or his other interests will remember his unique sense of... Read More

New Travel Award to WDAFS 2017

A new travel award is available to graduate student members of the Genetics Section. The award will provide $400 for a graduate student to attend the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society meeting in Missoula, MT, from 22-25 May 2017. The successful applicant will present his/her results in a Genetics Symposium organized by Fred... Read More

International Coregonid Symposium Call for Abstracts

Greetings – We are excited to host the 13th International Coregonid Symposium in Bayfield, Wisconsin, and welcome abstract submissions for both oral and poster presentations. Please visit our website ( to submit an abstract and to find more information on the host city and the symposium program. All abstracts must be submitted online prior to... Read More

New Travel Award to the International Coregonid Symposium

A new travel award is available to graduate student members of the Genetics Section. The award, co-sponsored by the Symposium and the Section, supports travel to the 13th International Coregonid Symposium in Bayfied, WI. A total of $1000 will be awarded, with up to $500 awarded to any one student. Application materials are due to... Read More

In Remembrance of Tim King

We would like to pass some sad news along to Section members. Our colleague and friend, Tim King, passed away this weekend at Winchester Hospital. Tim’s many contributions to the Section will be missed as anyone who had the pleasure of working with him knows. Anyone who would like to offer condolences to the family... Read More