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Biographical entry Graves, Jennifer Ann Marshall (1941 - )

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Born
24 November 1941
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Geneticist

Summary

Jennifer Graves was Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader / Professor of Genetics, La Trobe University 1971-2001, when she moved to the Comparative Genomics Research Group, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University. She has made seminal contributions to mammal genetics. Her studies of the genetic diversity of Australia's mammals explained the organisation, function and evolution of their genes. She is recognised for her work on the origin and evolution of human sex chromosomes, the inactivation of X chromosomes and the control of DNA synthesis in mammal cells.

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1962
Award - Sir Ronald A. Fisher Prize in Genetics, University of Adelaide
1964
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Adelaide
1965 - 1971
Award - Fulbright Travel Grant, US Australia Education Foundation
1967
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Adelaide
1969 - 1971
Career position - Teaching and Research Assistant in the Zoology Department at the University of California at Berkeley
1971
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of California at Berkeley
1971 - 1977
Career position - Lecturer in Genetics at La Trobe University
1977 - 1987
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Genetics at La Trobe University
1979 - 1980
Career position - President of the Victorian Cell Biology Society
1980 - 1982
Career position - President of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell Biology
1984 - 1988
Career position - Member, Australian Ionizing Radiation Advisory Council
1985 - 2010
Career position - Member of Committee, Genetics Society of Australia
1986 - 1988
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Australian Journal of Biological Sciences
1988 - 1991
Career position - Reader in Genetics at La Trobe University
1991 - 1998
Career position - Research Fellow, NOAHS Centre, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
1991 - 2001
Career position - Professor of Genetics, School of Genetics and Human Variation, La Trobe University
1992 - 1999
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Chromosome Research
1993 - 1995
Career position - Vice-President, Genetics Society of Australia
1995 - 1997
Career position - President of the Genetics Society of Australia
1995 - 2000
Career position - Associate Editor, Chromosoma
1996 - 1998
Career position - Member, Biology Discipline Panel A1, Australian Research Council
1999 -
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1999 - 2001
Career position - Member of the Board, Museum of Victoria
2000 -
Award - Honorary Life Member, Museum of Victoria
2001 -
Career position - Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne
2001 -
Career position - Comparative Genomics Research Group in the Research School of Biological Sciences at the Australian National University
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in mammalian genetics and genomics
2001 - 2005
Career position - Associate Editor, Chromosome Research
2001 - 2011
Career position - Professor, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University
2003 - 2009
Career position - Director, ARC Centre of Excellence in Kangaroo Genomics
2005 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Chromosome Research
2005 - 2008
Career position - Member, Advisory Board, School of Molecular Sciences, University of Adelaide
2005 - 2008
Career position - Member, International Council for Science (ICSU Asia-Pacific)
2006
Award - Macfarlane Burnet Medal, Australian Academy of Science
2006
Award - L'Oreal-UNESCO Laureate for Women in Science
2006 - 2011
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Annual Reviews of Human Genetics and Genomics
2008 - 2010
Career position - Member, Advisory Board, Centre for Reproductive Genomics, Otago-AgResearch, New Zealand
2009 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Genome Biology
2009
Award - M. J. D. White Medal, Genetics Society of Australia
2009 - 2015
Career position - Member, Advisory Board, Allan Wilson Centre for Ecology and Evolution, New Zealand
2010 -
Career position - Thinker-in-Residence, Canberra University
2010 -
Career position - Secretary, Education and Public Awareness, Australian Academy of Science
2010
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to scientific research in the field of genetics, particularly of Australian marsupials and monotremes and their relevance to international understanding of human evolution
2011 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor, Australian National University
2011 -
Career position - Distinguished Professor, La Trobe University
2012 - 2015
Career position - Board Member, Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia
2013 -
Career position - Member, AASSA Special Committee for Women in Science and Engineering
2017
Award - Prime Minister's Prize for Science

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Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Tyndale-Biscoe, Hugh and Graves, Jennifer A. Marshall, 'Geoffrey Bruce Sharman 1925 - 2015', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 29, no. 1, 2018, pp. 183-93. Details

Online Resources

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