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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.

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Kristen D'Elia standing next to her poster at the 2022 Joint BSDB/ISD Meeting in Malta

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.

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Victoria Deneke accepting award from SDB Junior Faculty Representative, Samantha Morris

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.

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Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize Awardee Chris Wright with SDB PDEC Chair Nicole Theodosiou

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.

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SDB Board Affirms FASEB's Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

The Society for Developmental Biology Board of Directors supports and affirms FASEB’s statement on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade.

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Message from the Editor-in-Chief of Developmental Biology, Ondine Cleaver

As the Editor-in-Chief of the Society for Developmental Biology's flagship journal, Developmental Biology (DB), I’m writing to make sure you know that when you publish in DB, you directly support the SDB.

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Meet the Inaugural SDB Science Communication InternsSDB President's Message: Why Meetings Matter

The inaugural Society for Developmental Biology Science Communication Interns have been selected. Lydia Grmai (University of Pittsburgh), Andrew Montequin (Northwestern University), and Brittany Truong (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) will begin their internship in September 2022. In addition to the three interns, four trainees were selected as honorable mentions.

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Victoria Prince

SDB President's Message: Why Meetings Matter

Victoria Prince
President, Society for Developmental Biology

Several weeks on, I am still enjoying a feeling of post-meeting energization generated by participating in the Joint SDB-PASEDB Meeting in Vancouver.  This was an outstanding meeting where a great deal of excellent science was presented, but it was largely the reconvening with like-minded colleagues that made me such a happy scientist.  Here I want to share a few thoughts on why that is: why (in my opinion) meetings matter.

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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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