ASHG Honors Karen Miga, PhD, with 2023 ASHG Early Career Award

Dr. Karen Miga

On July 25, 2023, the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) named Karen Miga, PhD, as a recipient of the 2023 ASHG Early Career Award. Dr. Miga is an Assistant Professor in the Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) and Associate Director at the UCSC Genomics Institute. She is the co-lead of the Telomere-to-Telomere (T2T) consortium and the Project Director of the Human Pangenome Reference Consortium (HPRC) Production Center at UCSC. Dr. Miga is one of two Early Career Award recipients in 2023. This award recognizes scientists who are in the early stages of their career as independent investigators. This award will include a $5,000 prize. “So far in the early stages of her career, Dr. Miga has already had a significant impact on the field of human genetics and genomics,” said ASHG President Brendan Lee, MD, PhD. “We are honored to recognize her work on genome structure and sequencing that have pushed the field forward in ways few people thought could be done.” The award was announced ahead of the ASHG 2023 Annual Meeting November 1-5 in Washington, DC.

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