Call for Nominations: 2024 WNAR Outstanding Impact Award and Lectureship

  Call for IBS/WNAR Outstanding Impact Award and Lectureship was due November 1, 2023.

2023 Recipient of WNAR Outstanding Impact Award and Lectureship

Congratulations to Dr. Steve Horvath, Altos Labs and UCLA!

Dr. Steve Horvath is a Principal Investigator at the Altos Labs San Diego Institute of Science. Prior to joining Altos, he was a Professor of Human Genetics and Biostatistics at UCLA. Dr. Horvath’s nomination package clearly demonstrated his highly impactful research contributions to the fields of bioinformatics and aging biology, especially for his development of the widely used weighted correlation network analysis (WGCNA) method for studying biological networks and for his revolutionary development of the highly accurate and widely used epigenetic clocks, also known as Horvath’s clocks, for age estimation based on DNA methylation data. Dr. Horvath will gave a talk in the WNAR Outstanding Impact Award Lecture at the 2023 JSM on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, 2pm entitled "Epigenetic Clocks and Weighted Correlation Network Analysis". Photo with President Elizabeth-Juarez Colunga at JSM below. More information about the award and past awardees can be found on the award's website.

Important Dates:

Nominations for IBS/WNAR Outstanding Impact Award and Lectureship due November 1, 2023

Links to more information on WNAR Awards:

IBS/WNAR Outstanding Impact Award and Lectureship

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WNAR Awards Committee Membership

 2022-2023 Rhonda Rosychuk (2023 Chair) University of Alberta
 2021-2023 Neby Bekele Exelixis
 2022-2023 Sonia Jain University of California San Diego
 2021-2023 Fei Gao 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
 2022-2023 Jingyi Li
University of California, Los Angeles
 2023-2025Edward BedrickUniversity of Arizona
 2023-2025 Bin Yu (2022 Awardee) University of California, Berkley

Previous Awards Committee Chairs

 2021-2022 Ying Lu (Founding Chair) Stanford University
 2022 Katerina KechrisUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
 2023 (current)Rhonda RosychukUniversity of Alberta

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