Committees

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 Directors:
Jason Berman, IWK Health Centre, Canada
Koichi Kawakami, National Institute of Genetics, Japan
Annemarie Meijer, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Marina Mione, University of Trento, Italy

Committee Members:
Shuning He, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Clarissa Henry, University of Maine, USA
David Langenau, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA


Elections Committee

The Elections Committee coordinates the society’s election process for both the board of directors and executive board. These tasks consist of identifying vacancies to providing recommendations for nominees.

Committee Directors:
Joan Heath, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia
David Langenau, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA


Graduate Student Committee

Graduate student 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, graduate fellows in ZDMS, and to identify opportunities for funding and career development, and to provide a voice to those studying in the field.

Committee Directors:
Craig Ceol, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Kirsten Sadler Edepli, New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Liz Patton, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
John Rawls, Duke University, USA

Committee Members:
Kelsey Temprine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA


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 Directors:
Anna Huttenlocher, University of Wisconsin, USA Christian Mosimann, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Stephen Renshaw, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Committee Members:
Terese Bowman, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Eirini Trompouki, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany


Membership Committee

Membership Committee recognizes 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 Director:
Jill de Jong, University of Chicago, USA

Committee Members:
Jordan Shavit, University of Michigan, USA Astrid van der Sar, Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands


Post Doctorate Committee

Post Doctorate 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 in ZDMS, and to identify opportunities for funding and career development, and to provide a voice to those studying in the field.

Committee Directors:
Craig Ceol, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Kirsten Sadler Edepli, New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Liz Patton, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
John Rawls, Duke University, USA

Committee Members:
Shuning He, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA
Elena Magnani, New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Raquel Espin Palazon, University of California, San Diego, USA
Alessandra Welker, Ohio State University, USA


Website and newsletter Committee

Website and Newsletter 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 Directors:
James Amatruda, Richard White, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Richard White, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Committee Members:
David Tobin, Duke University Medical Center, USA