Committee Members

The role of the Committee is defined in the Genetics Society Constitution. Each Committee member is a representative of a major field of genetics.

Genetics Society committee members 2020/2021

Anne Ferguson-Smith


Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith (2024)

Dr Kay Boulton

Honorary Secretary & Website Editor

Dr Alexander Lorenz


Dr Alexander Lorenz (2024)

T: @LorenzLab
Professor Alison Woollard

Vice-President, Public Understanding of Genetics

Professor Alison Woollard (2021)

T: @alisonwoollard
Professor Anne Donaldson

Vice President for External Relations

Professor Anne Donaldson (2024)

Professor Aziz Aboobaker

Vice President for Corporate Affairs

Professor Aziz Aboobaker (2024)

T: @AzizAboobaker
Professor Rebecca Oakey

Policy Officer

Professor Rebecca Oakey (2022)

T: @rjoakey2012
Margherita Colucci

Newsletter Editor

Margherita Colucci (2025)

EMily Anna Baker_postgrad representative

Postgraduate Representative

Emily Baker (2021)

T: @EmAnnaBaker
Professor Stefan Hoppler

Scientific Meetings Secretary

Professor Stefan Hoppler (2024)

Professor Barbara Mable

Heredity Editor-in-chief

Professor Barbara Mable (2022)

Mary Lyon Medal 2020, Alastair Wilson

Applied and quantitative genetics

Professor Alastair Wilson (2021)

T: @ali__wilson
Dr Lindsey Compton

Applied and Quantitative Genetics

Dr Lindsey Compton (2023)

T: @LindseyLCompton
Dr Jason Wolf

Evolutionary, Ecological and Population Genetics

Professor Jason Wolf (2022)

T: @deltazbar
Dr Maxim Kapralov

Evolutionary, Ecological and Population Genetics

Dr Maxim Kapralov (2024)

Dr Cristina Tufarelli

Gene Structure, Function and Regulation

Dr Cristina Tufarelli (2025)

T: @@ctufarel
Dr Michelle Holland

Gene Structure, Function and Regulation

Dr Michelle Holland (2023)

Dr Araxi Urrutia


Dr Araxi Urrutia(2023)

Dr Colin Semple


Dr Colin Semple (2024)

Professor Paola Oliveri

Cell and developmental genetics

Professor Paola Oliveri (2023)

T: @OliveriLab
Professor Ros John

Cell and Developmental Genetics

Professor Ros John (2024)

T: @preg_lab
Dr Alison Bentley

Corporate Genetics and Biotechnology

Dr Alison Bentley (2022)

T: @AlisonRBentley
Dr Marcus Guest

Corporate Genetics and Biotechnology

Dr Marcus Guest (2024)

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