SDB Puerto Rico Research Relief Grant

The Society for Developmental Biology is deeply concerned about the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria to the laboratories of our colleagues in Puerto Rico.  In order to facilitate the continuation of research programs in those labs or at another temporary host location, SDB is offering relief grants of up to $10,000 to each lab.  Funds may be used for replacement of organisms, reagents, supplies, travel to host lab by PI or his/her trainees, core facility usage fees at host institution, etc.  For questions, please contact Ida Chow at [email protected].  

Eligibility:  Principal investigators (PIs) at institutions located in Puerto Rico who are currently conducting research projects in developmental biology.  Priority will be given to PIs who are current SDB members.  The PIs may request support for travel to host lab for themselves, as well as for their trainees (students and postdocs) who are active participants in the project. 

Deadline:  December 31, 2017 (This grant program has ended.)

Grant Recipients

Thanks to the generous contributions of our members and the developmental biology community, SDB was able to fund grants beyond our initial $20,000 pledge and provide the requested assistance to all of our grant applicants!  See list of recipients below.

Project Title
Edwin Traverso Aviles
UPR – Humacao
MUSA1 in Xenopus somitogenesis and myogenesis
José Garcia Arrarás
UPR – Rio Piédras
Regeneration processes in Holothuria glaberrima
Heidi D Morales Diaz
UPR – Aguadilla
Effects of SSRI in development of Ciona
Amaya Miquelajauregui Graf
UPR – Rio Piédras
The role of transcription factor Lhx5 in thalamic development