Luc Bertrand was among four students and postdocs who received the Louis J. Elsas Research Award in Biochemical Genetics in 2017. Each winner received a check for $1,250. The award was established by the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation in 2011 to honor the outstanding research contributions of Dr. Elsas, who was the first director of the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Center for Medical Genetics, which became the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics at the Miller School in 2007. The award in his name supports outstanding medical students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows who are performing research relevant to biochemical genetics, in areas including biochemistry, genetics, genomics, statistical genetics, or genetic epidemiology.
The recipients of the 2017 Louis J. Elsas Research Award in Biochemical Genetics: from left, Luc Bertrand, Ph.D., Dana Bis, Ph.D. candidate, Anastasia Vedenko, Ph.D. candidate, and David Sant, Ph.D. candidate.