IOS Bids Farewell to Joelle Thresher

Joelle Thresher was a program specialist in IOS for the past year working with the Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) and the Developmental Systems (DSC) Clusters. Joelle was involved with many IOS working groups including the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) working group. She is staying within NSF but taking a position in the Division of …

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IOS Bids Farewell to Patrick Abbot

Patrick Abbot was a program director in IOS for the past 3 years within the Behavioral Systems Cluster (BSC). Patrick was involved with numerous other NSF activities outside of BSC while serving as a rotator, including the IOS Symbiosis, Infection and Immunity (SII) program, EDGE, ORCC, OSIB, and RaMP solicitation, among others. He is returning …

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IOS Bids Farewell to John Long

John Long was a program director in IOS for the past year within the Physiological and Structural Systems (PSS) Cluster. Specifically, John worked in the Physiological Mechanisms and Biomechanics (PMB) Program. John worked both remotely and traveled to NSF headquarters for panels and meetings. He is returning to his faculty position at Vassar College, a …

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Opportunities to Meet NSF Program Directors at SICB 2022!

Upcoming Meeting: SICB Annual Meeting 2022 January 3-7, 2022 Phoenix, AZ The National Science Foundation (NSF) will have a presence  at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology (SICB) from January 3 to 7, 2022 in Phoenix, AZ Please stop by the NSF booth between January 4 and January 6, 2022 …

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UPDATED REPOST: Changes to the IOS Blog:

You may have noticed some extra subheadings at the top of the IOS blog page. We’ve moved a few features to new areas of the blog, including the new Virtual Office Hours subpage and the Meet IOS subpage. New location for Information about the Virtual Office Hour (VOH): For VOH dates, topics, and registration links, …

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NSF at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting

Please visit us at the upcoming virtual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Connectome, which will take place from January 11-13, 2021. NSF will host a virtual booth where program directors and staff from the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) and other Divisions in the Directorate for Biological Sciences will be on hand …

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