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the North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology and our Biennial meeting

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1. ****NEW****
Registration and abstract submission is now open for the 7th Biennial Conference of the North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology (NASCE) meeting to be held in  Querétaro , Mexico, May 28 to June 1, 2023 (https://www.nasce2023.org/).

Registration and abstract submission information and deadlines, a list of symposium titles and a draft schedule are available at https://www.nasce2023.org/.

Important Dates:

Registration early bird deadline: May 7, 2023Register online here:  https://www.nasce2023.org/event/register/Abstract Submission deadlineMarch 15, 2023. ***extended until March 31, 2023
Submit abstract here: https://www.nasce2023.org/event/abstract/

Student/PDF travel award deadline: March 24, 2023. ***extended until March 31, 2023
To receive a travel award you must submit an abstract.

Hotel Reservations: Book the hotel through the NASCE 2023 site.
Make reservations here: https://www.nasce2023.org/event/hotel/

2. Update from NASCE President, Dr. Yun-Bo Shi (Feb. 25, 2022): In January 2022, NASCE council passed a resolution to create a NASCE Fellow Award.  The NASCE Fellow award recognizes NASCE members who have contributed significantly to the field of general and comparative endocrinology and to the community of general and comparative endocrinologists through their service to NASCE, as well as other related scientific societies and related educational activities.  Calls for nominations for this award will come soon. More information available at NASCE Fellows page.

3. Message from NASCE President, Dr. Yun-Bo Shi (Nov. 5, 2021)

4. NASCE Research Fellowship Awards are available to enable trainees working in one of the three North American countries to travel outside of their home country for research training and collaboration in another North American country. The intention is to foster interaction and collaboration among North American comparative endocrinologists. **NOTE for 2022 competitions: Due to COVID-19 and the difficulty in traveling, NASCE has opened the fellowship awards so that candidates will also be eligible for National travel as long as it is between members of NASCE, although international exchange candidates will have priority.

To be eligible the trainee, the trainee’s mentor and the mentor in the host laboratory must be active members of NASCE. The trainee must be working towards a research-based Masters of Science degree, be advanced to candidacy in a PhD program (within four years of advancement to candidacy), or be a postdoctoral fellow five years or less from receiving their PhD (or MD). Up to three awards of US$1000 will be made each year. Applications will be reviewed by the Awards Committee and recommendations for funding will be made to the President of NASCE.

To apply send to the NASCE Awards Committee Chair, Hamid Habibi (habibi@ucalgary.ca), by the deadline of February 15, 2022 your curriculum vitae and a 1-2 page letter of intent that has a brief description of your collaborative project and training opportunities with anticipated dates of travel. Also arrange to have one letter each from the principal investigator of your home laboratory and from your host laboratory sent to the NASCE Awards Committee Chair, Hamid Habibi (habibi@ucalgary.ca). These letters should describe the trainee’s potential for a career in scientific research and the opportunities for collaboration and training that will be supported by this award.

5. The 6th Biennial Conference of the North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology (NASCE) meeting was held virtually May 25-27, 2021. Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Meeting of the North American Society of Comparative Endocrinology will be published as a special issue in General and Comparative Endocrinology (information can be found here).

6. Congratulations to faculty receiving the Gorbman-Bern Memorial Lectureship and New Independent Investigator Award and student receiving the Louis J. Guillette, Jr. graduate student travel award at the recent NASCE 2021 meeting.

The Gorbman-Bern Memorial Lectureship:

Angela Lange, University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON, Canada

The Gorbman-Bern New Independent Investigator Award:

Jan Mennigen, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada

The Louis J. Guillette, Jr. Graduate Student Travel Award:

Elizabeth Brammer-Robbins, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

7. NASCE is now on Facebook & Twitter. Go like our page and follow us!



Prof. Patricia Pietrantonio (TAMU) is seeking qualified candidates for a postdoctoral position (click for information) and research associate (click for information) to study the molecular mechanisms of hormone signal transduction in arthropods of medical and agricultural importance.

If you are an active NASCE member, please email Jean-Paul Paluzzi (paluzzi[at]yorku.ca) if you would like to post research opportunities available in your group.