In her 22 years as program director, Nasser promoted other important projects, including research in Drosophila. NSF gave Nasser its Director's Award in 2000 for "her longstanding commitment to scientific excellence and dedication to the research and education community, which have enabled real progress in genetics research." Now, the Genetics Society of America is honoring Nasser, a long-time member of the organization. The Society's DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics will provide financial assistance to students and postdoctoral fellows for attending meetings, workshops, and courses. Harriman thinks the award is fitting: "She was always interested in helping students get going. It's the right kind of award to be established in her name." The Genetics Society of America is accepting tax-deductible contributions for the award.
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