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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SDB Education Grant Recipients' Quest to Bring Darwin’s Finches to a Video Game
Many of us are familiar with the tale of Charles Darwin’s expedition on the Beagle. Developmental biologists at the University of São Paulo developed Finch Quest, a virtual game to bring the Galapagos to their students.
Ben Cox explores regeneration in the "reemerging" Hydra
Ben Cox, currently a postdoctoral researcher in Celina Juliano’s lab at the University of California, Davis, is a recipient of the 2022 Society for Developmental Biology’s Emerging Research Organism Grant. Cox secured the grant to study regeneration in Hydra vulgaris, a small cnidarian organism distantly related to the jellyfish.
Strengthening PUI Support at SDB
Message from SDB Primarily Undergraduate Institution Representative, Olivia George
spirit of inclusivity and collaboration, we are launching a new
initiative to better support PUI faculty and those connected to or
collaborating with individuals at PUIs.