North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology (NASCE)


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1. UPDATE: The deadline for registration and abstract submission for the NASCE 2021 virtual  meeting (May 25-27, 2021) has now closed.  Session chairs will be contacting presenting authors of abstracts selected for oral presentations in early May (see details here).


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, Jean-Paul Paluzzi (, by the deadline of September 15, 2021 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, Jean-Paul Paluzzi ( 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 5th Biennial Conference of the North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology (NASCE) meeting was held May 24-28, 2019 at the Hilton University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. Proceedings of the 5th 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. Updates and reminder for 2017-2019 membership renewal from the NASCE President, Feb 2018 has been posted here.


5. 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 2019 meeting.

The Gorbman-Bern Memorial Lectureship:

2019 – Peter Thomas, University of Texas, Texas, USA

The Gorbman-Bern New Independent Investigator Award:

2019 – Jason Breves, Skidmore College, NY, USA

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

2019 – Lucas Greville, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada


6. Congratulations to students and postdoctoral fellows who received NASCE oral and poster presentation awards at the NASCE 2019 meeting.

NASCE Student Poster Presentation Award:

Aryan Lajevardi (Canada); Honourable mentions: Emily Koide (Canada) and Kelsey Lewis (USA)

 NASCE Student Oral Presentation Award:

Marcus Williams (USA); Honourable mentions: Eugene Cheung (USA) and Farwa Sajadi (Canada)

Postdoctoral Category Best Presentation Award:

Meet Zandawala (USA); Honourable mention: David Hogg (Canada)



7.  Important message: NASCE statement concerning the Trump administration’s order to ban travel from specific countries


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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.