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SDB Supports MBL Embryology Course

By Richard R. Behringer

The Embryology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts is the premier comprehensive lecture and laboratory course in animal developmental biology. Although the course is nearly 120 years old, it continues to teach the most cutting-edge approaches for studying metazoan development. Each year 24 outstanding students from around the world are selected to participate in this 6-week summer course. The Society for Developmental Biology provides funds to support students in the Embryology Course. This year the SDB-supported students were:

  •  Saori Tani, Kobe University, Japanty, Japan
  •  Dr. Manuela Truebano Garcia, Plymouth University, UK
  •  Marina Venero Galanternik, Stowers Institute, Kansas City
  •  Eduardo Zattara, University of Maryland, College Park

They were all outstanding participants in the course, receiving very unique and broad training in animal developmental biology, covering numerous and diverse species. In addition, they got to interact with top scientists in the field of developmental biology.

Please contact these students if you would like to learn more about their experiences and this extraordinary course. The course directors (Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, Stowers Institute and Richard Behringer, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center) strongly encourage outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to apply to the Embryology course.

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Embryology Course Class of 2012