Petes to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Genetics Society of America

Tom Petes, the Minnie Geller Distinguished Professor of Research in Genetics in the School of Medicine and a Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement  Award in the field of yeast genetics and outstanding community service from the Genetics Society of America (GSA).  

Using the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Petes investigates the mechanism of mitotic recombination, the genetic regulation of genome stability, and genetic instability associated with interstitial telomeric sequences.  

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at the Yeast Genetics Meetings in August at the University of California, Los Angeles.  

In 2013, Petes was also awarded the Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal from GSA, which recognizes GSA members for lifetime achievement in the field of genetics.