Genetics Society of America honours Philip Hieter with the 2018 George W. Beadle Award

Phillip Hieter

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) honours Philip Hieter, Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics with 2018 George W. Beadle Award. This award honours individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the community of researchers in the field of genetics and have provided service to the genetics community beyond an exemplary research career.

Dr. Phillip Hieter is known for his dedication to uniting human biologists with those who work on model organisms such as mice, fruit flies, worms, and yeast. The resulting collaborations are crucial to advancing our knowledge of biology, including human health and disease; connecting model organism researchers and human biologists with one another speeds progress for both groups, facilitates mechanistic understanding of disease gene functions, and helps uncover novel disease mechanisms and candidate therapeutic targets.

The George W. Beadle Award will be presented to Dr. Hieter at the GSA Conference to be held from August 20–26 at Stanford University.