North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology (NASCE)


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1. 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 February 15, 2020 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.


2. An update from the NASCE President, Dr. John Chang (U of Alberta) has been posted.


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.  See the updated link for general conference information and find the condensed program book with finalized scientific sessions here. 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 meeting held jointly with the ICCE18.

The Gorbman-Bern Memorial Lectureship:

2017 – Robert Denver, University of Michigan, Michigan, USA

The Gorbman-Bern New Independent Investigator Award:

2017 – Valérie Langlois, Royal Canadian Military College of Canada, Ontario, Canada

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

2017 – Ciaran Shaughnessy, University of Massachusetts, Massachusetts, USA


6. Congratulations to students who received NASCE oral and poster presentation awards at the recent NASCE meeting held jointly with the ICCE18.

NASCE Student Poster Presentation Award:

Chinmayee Das (Canada)
Marietta Easterling (USA)

 NASCE Student Oral Presentation Award:

Mara Laslo (USA)


7. The Message from the new NASCE President, Dr. John Chang (U of Alberta) has been posted.


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


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



PhD student position in Fish Stress Genomics available in the Bernier lab at the University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada.  See link for further information.



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.