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Interview with 2024 Society for Developmental Biology Conklin Medalist Chris Doe

Chris Doe, Professor of Biology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at the University of Oregon, has been awarded the 2024 Edwin G. Conklin Medal from the Society for Developmental Biology for his outstanding research contributions to the field of developmental neurobiology and his exemplary mentorship of the next generation of scientists.

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Message from Your SDB President

Carl Sagan once said, "Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. It transcends boundaries, cultures, and conflicts." This sentiment is especially relevant in today's world, where societal and global boundaries are increasingly prevalent. Science should be universal. Scientific inquiry and discoveries should be accessible to all of humanity.

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SDB statement on In Vitro Fertilization

In response to the recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling on early human embryos, the Society for Developmental Biology Board of Directors released a statement declaring decisions on reproductive care should be grounded in science.

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SDB President's Message on Passing of Igor Dawid

I am deeply saddened to share the news of Dr. Igor Dawid's passing. Known for his gentle demeanor and insightful contributions, Dr. Dawid was a pioneering scientist in developmental biology.

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Update from Your SDB President

As we begin a new chapter in 2024, I am thrilled to share some key updates and announcements regarding the SDB’s upcoming activities. 

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Mapping the mouse body

Universiy of Minnesota assistant professor Maureen Cetera shares her recent work to uncover the mysteries of planar cell polarity in an interview with SDB SciComm Intern Andrew Montequin. “I found this fascinating image of this mouse that just had whorls in [the back] half of its body, which just did not make any sense to me,” said Cetera.

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2024 Society for Developmental Biology Award Winners

The Society for Developmental Biology Board of Directors selected the following recipients for the 2024 SDB Awards. They will present their award lectures at the Society for Developmental Biology 83rd Annual Meeting, July 14-17, 2024 in Atlanta, GA.

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SDB Regions Interactive Map Launched

The Society for Developmental Biology has launched a new website feature to highlight the eight regions of the Society. Visitors can navigate the interactive map and learn about different regions. Get information about regional meetings and the regional representative.

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Image credit: Bob Goldstein and Adam Werts; C. elegans embryonic cells placed in contact with microtubules (yellow, top) and GPR-1 (blue, top; yellow, bottom).

Call for Developmental Biology Images

The beauty of developmental biology is captured on a daily basis by scientists like you. The Society for Developmental Biology would like to showcase your work on our website and inspire people interested in our field. We are seeking contributions of scientific images of development.

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