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Thank you for visiting the Trainee section of the website for the American Society of Human Genetics, the most active professional organization for human geneticists in the world. Intellectual curiosity and altruism inspire us to do great things for the world through genetics. ASHG is committed to the next generation of scientists, as demonstrated through the many different resources in this section. As a trainee member, you can share innovative genetics research, join a rich community of like-minded scientists, and access professional development resources. Furthermore, there are many leadership opportunities exclusively for trainee members!


When I first joined ASHG as a trainee, I remember wanting to embrace all of the opportunities the Society offers, from the Annual Meeting, to fellowships, to leadership opportunities. I joined the Training and Development Committee (TDC), which is dedicated to trainee advancement, as a graduate student and was elected Chair as a postdoc. On behalf of the TDC, I encourage you to take advantage of ASHG’s useful and varied trainee programs and invite you to reach out with any questions or ideas you may have. As you get to know the different trainee leaders currently serving on different committees, you will see we are a diverse bunch. Please consider getting involved yourself. Applications for open trainee committee positions are released every October. I hope you are able to make the most of the resources and opportunities ASHG offers trainees!



Amy Stark

Amy Stark

Amy Stark, PhD
Chair, Training & Development Committee
Director, DNA Learning Center, University of Notre Dame

I am focused on hands-on genetics learning through providing lab and research experiences to 4th-12th graders with a research focus of pharmacogenomics.

Generous, determined, ambitious


Get to Know Your Trainee Leaders!


Web Resources


Featured Chat Fridays | Trainee Paper Spotlight


Trainee Career Toolkit

General Resources

Career-Specific Resources

Fellowships & Grants

Job Search Sites

Careers in Human Genetics  | 

 The Trainee Meeting Resources video - Getting Funded

Trainee Fellowships & Awards


ASHG/NHGRI Genetics & Education Fellowship


ASHG/NHGRI Genetics & Public Policy Fellowship


ASHG/Charles Epstein Trainee Awards for Excellence in Human Genetics Research


ASHG/FASEB Underrepresented Scientist Travel Awards

 The Trainee Meeting Resources video - Getting Funded

Get Involved


Join the ASHG Trainee Forum

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This group on Facebook and LinkedIn allows trainee members to network outside of the Annual Meeting and to stay up-to- date onASHG trainee resources and events.


Trainee Leadership Opportunities


 The Trainee Meeting Resources video - Getting Funded

Trainee Events at the Annual Meeting


Over 10+ workshops and networking opportunities!

Early-Career Meet & Greet

Trainee-Mentor Luncheon

ASHG Reception: Career Paths in Genetics

Trainee Lounge

Behind the Scenes: Publications Workshop

Poster Walks for Trainees Only



 The Trainee Meeting Resources video - Getting Funded


For membership purposes, trainees are undergraduate students or individuals completing various levels of post-baccalaureate training in human genetics or allied fields.


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