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Membership Application Procedure

The ISG aims to integrate genomics research and education across The Jackson Laboratory and UConn campuses as well as affiliated teaching hospitals. The advantages of joining the ISG include participation in seed/pilot grant programs, in the ISG-affiliated Ph.D. program, in networking events and in the implementation of the UConn academic plan in genetics, genomics and personalized medicine. In addition, ISG members may have preferred access to certain core facilities and the opportunity to sponsor/invite speakers for joint ISG/UConn/JAX seminars.

Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a 2 to 3 page biosketch that includes a paragraph summarizing their expertise in genomics or a related discipline (e.g., ELSI) and an acknowledgment of the expectations for membership. Please send to Stephanie Holden at

Review: Applications are reviewed by the ISG steering committee.

Appointment: Membership appointments are co-signed by the JAX chief executive officer and UConn provost.

Membership Renewal: Two years after initial appointment pending submission of a one-page update by the ISG member and review by the steering committee. Subsequent renewals are every three years.

Expectations: Faculty members will include their ISG affiliation on publications, meeting abstracts and institutional grant routing forms, and participate in ISG events.