2022-2023 IZFS Committees

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee oversees the nomination process for IZFS awards. The committee determines eligibility criteria, solicits nominations from the membership and recommends recipients to the Board. IZFS awards include: George Streisinger Award, Chi-Bin Chien Award and Christine Beattie Travel Award

Feng Liu (Chair)
Sarah Childs
Ajay Chitnis
Hironmi Hirata
Andrea Pauli
Sudipto Roy
Kirsten Sadler Edepli
Han Wang

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The IZFS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee aims to increase the participation of zebrafish researchers who come from backgrounds that are underrepresented in scientific research. We celebrate the scientific contributions of IZFS members of all identities. We strive to foster an open and welcoming environment where all members are encouraged to engage in dialogue, question, learn, and contribute to their fullest potential. We endeavor to offer scientific exchange that emphasizes respect for differences in culture, language, and life experience. By engaging with a diverse community of researchers, all members of the society will benefit from enhanced idea exchange and innovation.

Read more about the IZFS DEI goals here.

Kirsten Sadler Edepli (Chair)
Senior PI Representative
Myra Chavez Rosas
Post-doctoral Fellow Representative
Megan Leask
PhD Early Career Representative
Beatriz Mercado
Graduate Student Representative
Wael Mohammad
Senior PI Representative
Carola Ulrike-Niesler
Senior PI representative

Education and Outreach Committee

The IZFS Education and Outreach Committee aims to promote the use of zebrafish in science education and outreach activities by the international scientific community. We seek to encourage and support the development of teaching and outreach activities by the IZFS membership spanning from elementary, secondary, undergraduate, and graduate education to outreach activities for the general public.

Jason Meyers (Chair)
Kara Cerveny
Jennifer Liang

Environmental Sustainability Committee

The Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) provides strategic recommendations to IZFS leadership regarding initiatives that can maximize the benefits of international scientific interactions and activities whilst minimizing environmental impact.

Follow the Environmental Sustainability Committee on Twitter for tips and tricks to make research activities more environmentally sustainable and to learn more about research that helps save the planet.

Maximilian Breuer (Chair)
Viviana Vedder (Chair)
Ashley Bruce
Tom Carney
Judith Eisen
Erez Raz
Gaia Gestri
Manjari Trivedi
Nathalie Jurisch-Yaksi (EZS Representative)
Eirini Trompouki (ZDMS Representative)

Newsletter and Publications Committee

The Newsletter and Publications Committee helps to publish quarterly IZFS e-Newsletters, writing newsletter content and soliciting additional content from the officers, board, and membership of the society.  The committee works with IZFS staff to assemble the e-Newsletter for distribution to the membership.

Cecilia Moens(Chair)
Rebecca Burdine
Ken Poss
Karuna Sampath
Brant Weinstein
Han Wang
Kate Whitlock

Nominations Committee

The Nomination Committee plans and schedules the annual election. The Committee solicits suggestions for nominations for IZFS Officers and Board Members from the IZFS membership, and formulates a slate of candidates for the annual election with approval of the IZFS board.

Kate Whitlock (Chair)
Chengtian Zhao
Filippo Del Bene
Yonghua Sun
Florence Marlow
Stephen Neuhuass

Webinar Committee

The Webinar Committee provides strategic guidance for the IZFS Webinar Series. The Committee identifies topics and secures speakers for the monthly schedule
Suresh Jesuthasan (Chair)
Monica Ryff Moreira Roca Vianna
Chengtian Zhao
Vatsala Thirumalai
Francois Croix
Carola Ulrike-Niesler
Saba Perez
Randall Peterson

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