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@example.com.
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.)
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.
|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|