2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival

Developmental Biology, Birth Defects and Diseases

A DC Metro STEM Event of the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival
Organized by the Society for Developmental Biology
Co-Sponsored by George Washington University

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6-8 pm

Venue: Amphitheater at Marvin Center, George Washington University, 800 21st Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20052 (between H and I Streets; nearest metro: Foggy Bottom)

Download map here (building #21)

Target Audience: 6th -12th  grade students and teachers; public

Description: Short talks by scientists about how studying development in model organisms gives us clues to the origins of human birth defects and diseases that can manifest at later stages in life.

Preliminary Agenda:

  • Introduction and brief overview of developmental biology – Martin Chalfie, PhD, SDB President and 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Columbia University
  • Neural tube defects – Irene Zohn, PhD, Children’s Research Institute
  • Brain defects – Maximilian Muenke, MD, National Institutes of Health
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders – Susan M. Smith, PhD, University of Wisconsin
  • Genetics and behavioral disorders – Anthony LaMantia, PhD, George Washington University
  • Questions and Answers

Download flyer here (pdf)

For more information, please contact Ida Chow, PhD, at ichow@sdbonline.org.

Last Updated on 04/15/2014