Dr. Teresa Gunn, McLaughlin Research Institute scientist, was elected president of the International Mammalian Genome Society. The International Mammalian Genome Society, which currently has 200 members, fosters and stimulates research in mammalian genetics. The activities of the society have expanded with the growing importance and unique role of rodent species in current biomedical and genetic research. The society provides opportunities for networking among students of mammalian genetics, encourages communication and publication of scientific knowledge, promotes education, and research in mammalian genetics. Gunn has been a member of IMGS since1995, and will serve as the president for two years. Gunn joined the team of scientists at McLaughlin Research Institute the summer of 2009. Her research on the molecular mechanisms of degenerative brain disease inmicecontinues to strengthen the McLaughlin’s focus on neurological diseases, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, prion diseases and multiple sclerosis.