North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology (NASCE)


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

2. 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. 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 (, 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 ( 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.


3. 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).



4. 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



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**NEW** PhD and MSc projects available in the Trudeau lab @ University of Ottawa (see more information in the advert here)


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