2023 EMGS Young Scientist Award Videos

EMGS is committed to helping young scientists - our future - make critical career transitions. At our Annual Meeting, we feature the EMGS Young Scientist Award, a prestigious prize for a new investigator embarking on an independent scientific career and the opportunity to give a plenary talk.

The EMGS Young Scientist Award is based on YOUR support, and YOU will choose the winner! Each of the candidates below has been asked to provide a short video that explains their research program in a clear and concise way to a general audience. YOUR role is to pick the candidate with the most compelling video. Voting is from April 11th – May 26th (campaign is scheduled to end on May 26th, 2023 11:59pm EDT). View the videos below.


Young Scientist Candidates

Yusi Fu, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor at the Creighton University School of Medicine. Her research program involves the development of high-throughput sequencing methodologies to examine the mechanisms underlying low-frequency mutations at the single-cell level in normal human lymphocytes and in endometrial cancer.

Pini Perera, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She uses mouse exposure models and molecular biology techniques to understand how early life exposures to environmental contaminants such as lead impact the epigenome and specifically piRNAs.

Amy Whitaker, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. Her laboratory uses X-ray crystallography and other biochemical techniques to determine how DNA lesions and the recruitment of DNA repair proteins at G-quadruplex structures within gene promoters regulate the transcription of cancer-associated genes.