2022 Society for Developmental Biology Midwest Regional Meeting Report
A cold wind whipped off Lake Mendota, and the sting of the season’s first snow flurries greeted a crowd of developmental biologists descending upon the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s campus on a Friday afternoon in mid-November. The inclement weather might have been cause for panic or delay in other regions of the country, but not here.
2023 Society for Developmental Biology Award Winners
The Society for Developmental Biology Board of Directors selected the following recipients for the 2023 SDB Awards. They will present their award lectures at the Society for Developmental Biology 82nd Annual Meeting, July 20-23, 2023 in Chicago, IL.
The magic of developmental biology research courses
Over the past six months, I have been involved in not one, but two,
intensive developmental biology research courses. Each was a wonderful
experience and watching how the courses impacted the students made me
reflect on how transformative a rather similar course, one that I took
nearly 30 years ago, was to my own scientific career.
Martin Estermann expands the avian sex determination field with the emu
Martin Estermann, a former graduate student from Monash University, Australia was the recipient of the 2020 Society for Developmental Biology Emerging Research Organisms Grant. Estermann received the grant to fund his research on avian sex determination during his Ph.D. studies in Craig Smith’s laboratory at Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute.
Lighting the Path to Developmental Biology through Clear Direction Mentoring
Last summer, I had the opportunity to share my love for developmental biology and help train the next generation of scholars via a weeklong immersive Internship. The Internship was initiated by Clear Direction Mentoring, a nonprofit organization that provides long-term STEMM mentorship for underrepresented minority students from high school through college.
From motor neurons to Malta – A graduate student profile
The Society for Developmental Biology comprises scientists who demonstrate excellence in both research and leadership. Kristen D’Elia, winner of the 2021 Best Graduate Student Poster Award at the SDB 80th Annual Meeting, is no exception.
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.
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.