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The Society for Developmental Biology fosters an inclusive, global community of scientists and educators dedicated to furthering the field of developmental biology.

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Society for Developmental Biology 82nd Annual Meeting

July 20-23, 2023 • Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL

The Society for Developmental Biology 82nd Annual Meeting returns to Chicago in 2023! SDB President, Victoria Prince is planning a dynamic program. Join or renew your SDB membership for reduced registration rates.


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Victoria Deneke, Winner of 2022 SDB Trainee Science Communication Award

The Society for Developmental Biology recognized Victoria Deneke with the 2022 Trainee Science Communication Award. Deneke is currently a postdoc with Andrea Pauli at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna, Austria. She sat down for an interview to discuss her career, scientific outreach efforts, and philosophy on mentoring the next generation of scientists.


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Christopher Wright, Winner of 2022 Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize

Christopher Wright, director of the Vanderbilt University Program in Developmental Biology, is the recipient of this year’s Society for Developmental Biology Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize for his outstanding contributions to the field of developmental biology and his commitment to mentoring, advocacy, and education.


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SDB President's Message: Why Meetings Matter

Several weeks on, I am still enjoying a feeling of post-meeting energization generated by participating in the Joint SDB-PASEDB Meeting in Vancouver.  This was an outstanding meeting where a great deal of excellent science was presented, but it was largely the reconvening with like-minded colleagues that made me such a happy scientist.  Here I want to share a few thoughts on why that is: why (in my opinion) meetings matter.




Ethel Browne Harvey Postdoctoral Seminar - Daniel Aldea and Harini Iyer

December 9, 2022 • Virtual

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern Time

Daniel Aldea (University of Penns)
Stem cell models of dorsal spinal cord development paves a way to investigate complex sensory disorders in vitro

Harini Iyer (Stanford University)
A lysosomal regulatory circuit essential for chemotaxis and function of microglia



2022 Southwest Regional Meeting

November 4–6, 2022 | University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX


2022 Midwest Regional Meeting

November 11–13, 2022 | The University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI

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Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology, the official journal of the Society for Developmental Biology, publishes original research on mechanisms of development, differentiation, and growth in animals and plants at the molecular, cellular, genetic and evolutionary levels.