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Ken Cho at SDB

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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rosette mutant mouse from lab of Maureen Cetera

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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2022 SDB Education Grant Recipients: (Top) Chao Yun Irene Yan, Federico David Brown Almeida, Luiz Paulo Moura Andrioli (Bottom) Nadia Monesi and Ricardo Guelerman Pinheiro Ramos.

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.

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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.

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Strengthening PUI Support at SDB

Message from SDB Primarily Undergraduate Institution Representative, Olivia George

In the 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.

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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. 

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Epithelial cells changing shape during the cuboidal-to-squamous transition. In developing follicular epithelium of the Drosophila ovary, as follicle cells progress from Stage 8 (top) to stage 10 (bottom), complex genetic and mechanical forces shape these cells during mid-oogenesis. Cells are marked by A90-Gal4, mRFP expression (teal) and nuclei stained with DAPI (yellow-green).

WIREs Mechanisms of Disease

WIREs Developmental Biology, previously published in association with the Society for Developmental Biology, has merged into WIREs Mechanisms of Disease. All SDB members can access WIREs Mechanisms of Disease articles for free by signing in to their SDB Membership Portal.

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