ZDMS committees are dedicated to advancing the Zebrafish Disease Models Society. Each committee works towards providing support and advice to the membership.

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee works within ZDMS to develop, promote and honor outstanding research in the zebrafish disease model community. The committee is responsible for all ZDMS Awards.

Committee members:
Graham Lieschke, Monash University, Australia
Marina Mione, KIT, Germany

Funding and Government Committee

The Funding & Government Committee is a policy and strategy recommending body that reports to the Executive Board. The Committee guides development of international ZDMS government related activities, advocacy efforts and public policy positions.

Committee members:
Derek Stemple, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

Junior Investigator Committee

Junior Investigator Committee supports fellow members who are starting out on their new career path. The JI Committee aims to provide these members with knowledge, advice and resources about early career activity – in addition to a network of colleagues – to support their scientific work.

Committee members:
Terese Bowman, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Bruno Reversade, Institute of Medical Biology A*STAR Singapore, Singapore
Eirini Trompouki, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany

Membership Committee recognises the fundamental importance of ensuring the support and involvement of members to the advancement of the Society. The Membership committee is intended to be representative of the membership body as a whole, and members from all categories are invited to sit on the committee.

Committee member:
David Traver, UC San Diego, USA

Membership Committee

Post Doctorate and Student Committee supports and encourages those currently studying disease models in zebrafish. The aim of the Committee is to foster a sense of community and identity among students, postdoctoral fellows and trainees in ZDMS, and to identify opportunities for funding and career development, and to provide a voice to those studying in the field.

Committee members:
Cristina Keightley, Monash University, Australia
Jorge Galindo-Villegas, University of Murcia, Spain
Shuning He, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Cristina Santoriello, Children’s Hospital Boston, USA
Alessandra Welker, Ohio State University, USA

Post Doctorate and Student Committee

Website and Content Committee plans and solicits articles for the ZDMS website, and quarterly newsletter which are sent to all ZDMS members. The goal for the website and newsletter is to provide members with thought-provoking, timely, innovative and authoritative information regarding zebrafish disease models research.

Committee members:
Richard White, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
David Tobin, Duke University Medical Center, USA
Robert Wheeler, University of Maine, USA

Website and Content Committee