We recently learned of a fund that has been established by the
Genetics Society of America to honor the contributions and support of
DeLill Nasser who recently passed away. I thought the Arabidopsis
community would like to know of this because of DeLill's long term
support of efforts to develop Arabidopsis as a research organism, and
her support of our community in general. Below is the information we
have to date on the fund.
> The Genetics Society of America has recently established a fund for
> students and postdocs in DeLill Nasser's (program director for genetics at
> the NSF from 1978 to December, 2000) name. It will be called the "DeLill
> Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics" and will provide
> funds primarily for travel and expenses related to attending meetings,
> workshops or courses.
> Donations to the fund are tax-deductible. Checks should be made out to
> the Genetics Society of America, with a notation on the check that it is
> for the DeLill Nasser Award, and mailed to:
>> The Genetics Society of America
> 9650 Rockville Pike
> Bethesda, MD 20814-3998
>> The journal Genetics will have an article on DeLill and formal
> announcement of the award fund. It should appear in the June issue.
> However, the society is prepared to receive checks at any time.
The North American Arabidopsis Steering Committee:
Mary Lou Guerinot
Charles S. Gasser, Ph.D.
Section of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of California
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
csgasser at ucdavis.eduhttp://www-mcb.ucdavis.edu/faculty-labs/gasser/gasser-lab.html
Tel. 530 752-1013
FAX 530 752-3085