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COVID-19 is here to stay...

While the SDB 82nd Annual Meeting was a huge success with almost 900 attendees, we have been informed that a number of registrants have tested positive for COVID-19 virus.  We are sorry for those who are infected and wish them speedy recovery.  We highly recommend that everybody takes a test, being symptomatic or not.

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2023 SDB Election Results

The Society for Developmental Biology would like to congratulate the newly elected members of the SDB Board of Directors. Their terms will begin immediately following the SDB 82nd Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

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A ‘citizen science’ approach to transforming scientific research and education

The 2023 Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize was presented this year to two phenomenal scientists and educators, Alana O’Reilly and Dara Ruiz-Whalen. Sponsored by the Society for Developmental Biology, this award was created to honor individuals who have made outstanding and innovative contributions to teaching and learning.

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Anne Ephrussi Awarded 2023 Developmental Biology-Society for Developmental Biology Lifetime Achievement Award

Anne Ephrussi is the winner of the 2023 Developmental Biology-Society for Developmental Biology Lifetime Achievement Award. She is currently a Group Leader at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, where her lab is dedicated to the study of post-transcriptional RNA regulation during development.

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Kevin Thiessen is Reeling in the Zebrafish Community: 2023 SDB Trainee Science Communication Award

The recipient of the 2023 Society for Developmental Biology Trainee Science Communication Award is Kevin Thiessen. Thiessen is a Research Associate at the University of Bristol, UK in the lab of Beck Richardson, where he uses the zebrafish model to study scarring and wound healing.

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Worming Through the Secrets of Meiosis

The Society for Developmental Biology recognized Aimee Jaramillo-Lambert with the 2023 Elizabeth D. Hay New Investigator Award. Jaramillo-Lambert is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware, and the award is in recognition of her outstanding research in developmental biology during the early stages of her independent career.

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Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, Winner of 2023 Edwin G. Conklin Medal

Former Society for Developmental Biology president and renowned developmental biologist, Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, has been awarded the 2023 Edwin G. Conklin Medal for her extraordinary research contributions to the field of developmental biology and her exceptional mentorship.

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Donald D. Brown, longtime SDB member and DB-SDB Lifetime Achievement Award winner passes

We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of longtime SDB member and SDB-DB Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Donald Brown. Brown led the Carnegie Institute for Science Embryology Department for nearly two decades.

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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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