Early Career Scientist Communication and Outreach Subcommittee

The Communication and Outreach Subcommittee aims to bridge the communication gap between scientific disciplines, as well as between scientists and the public. Members work together to craft informative articles and projects, helping to make new discoveries more accessible among researchers and fostering society’s understanding and appreciation of science.

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  • Elisabeth Marnik (Husson University)
  • Stephanie Mohr (Harvard Medical School)


  • Draw connections between fundamental discoveries that have originated in the genetics community and show how they have contributed to advancements in science, medicine, and technology.

Current Projects:

Current Members:

Jessie MacAlpine


Angela Jones


Caroline Muirhead


Daniela Soto


john rojas pino

John Rojas Pino


Read profiles of our current ECS Leaders on Genes to Genomes

Featured Projects

Committee Member Publications


Ten simple rules for improving communication among scientists

How to avoid overcommitting in grad school

How to get what you want out of graduate school: lessons from the business world


So, you’ve been asked to talk to the public: lessons from COVID-19 news coverage

CRISPR: A New Way for Scientists to Edit DNA

So, you’ve been asked to talk to the public: lessons from COVID-19 news coverage

A portrait of budding yeasts: A symbol of the arts, sciences and a whole greater than the sum of its parts

Yeast models provide new insights into neurodegenerative diseases

What is the new way scientists edit DNA?


Bizarre Bases: what studying organisms with weird genomes tells us about the rules of life

“Hurdles and advances to making science gender neutral”

“How bioinformatics can help fill the therapeutic drug pipeline”

“Extra copies of the genome can be a bonus”

“Recap and resources from the TAGC 2020 Science Communication workshop”

“How to get started in science communication”

“Navigating fake news as a scientist”



“E. coli Takes On Biofuels”

“From Laboratories To Space: Experimental Organisms Contribute To Space Research”

“The Good, The Bad, And The Model: The Diverse Roles Of Fungi”

“Cell Culture: From Industrial Brewing To Transforming The Science Of Medicine”

“Search For Life: How Organisms On Earth Help Us Understand Space Environments”

“Not all genes are necessary for survival – these species dropped extra genetic baggage”



“Becoming Personalized: How In Situ Hybridization Helped Revolutionize Healthcare”

“Microtubules And Cell Division: An Unexpected Journey”



“Pesticide 2.0: Spray-on gene silencers”

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Early Career Scientist Leadership Program

Students, postdocs, and other early career scientists (ECS) are the future of the GSA community. To strengthen their voice in the Society, GSA developed the Early Career Scientist leadership and professional development program. This program provides rich opportunities for early career scientists to develop skills, gain leadership experience, network, and produce concrete deliverables that demonstrate their abilities.

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GENETICS Peer Review Training Program

Peer-reviewers are vital to science, yet early career scientists in our field rarely receive formal training in how to be a good reviewer. GSA and GENETICS are addressing this gap with a program that gives early career members real-world peer review experience. Participants will receive online training, advice from GENETICS editors, and will become reviewers for manuscripts submitted to the journal.

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