Dr. Hugo Bellen elected 2020 Vice-President/2021 President of the Genetics Society of America
Dr. Hugo Bellen, professor at Baylor College of Medicine and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, has been elected the 2020 Vice-President/2021 President of the Genetics Society of America.
Dr. Bellen is a leading Drosophila geneticist who has led the development of numerous new genetic tools for investigations in all areas of biology. His lab studies mechanisms that underlie neuronal development, function, and neurodegeneration. He leads the Model Organism Screening Center (MOSC) of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network, which assesses the impact of novel human variants, as well as the Drosophila Gene Disruption Project, a community resource that so far allows manipulations of more than 70% of all fly genes.