A Warm Welcome and Update from Your SDB President


Dear Members of the Society for Developmental Biology,

Warm greetings to all!

I am honored to introduce myself as the 2023-2024 President of the Society for Developmental Biology through the President’s Corner. I extend my heartfelt thanks to each one of you for your devotion as members of our society. As we delve deeper into the fascinating world of developmental biology—a field fundamental to myriad branches of biomedical, agricultural, and environmental sciences—I find myself both thrilled and keenly aware of the impending challenges and innovations. I want to assure you that the SDB remains steadfast in its commitment to fostering advancements in our field and to nurturing the next generation of developmental biologists who are destined to be the future researchers, educators, and industry pioneers. I intend to use this President’s Corner platform to keep you informed about the activities and accomplishments of the SDB board.

I am also pleased to announce that the SDB 83rd Annual Meeting will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 14-18, 2024. The choice to host the 2024 annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia amid the current political atmosphere, has elicited a range of viewpoints. Typically, the site selection for a national meeting begins two years prior, and predicting the political landscape of each state remains a complex endeavor. However, this meeting marks the first SDB annual meeting in Georgia. We view our presence in Georgia provides a unique platform to impact local developmental biologists, community colleges, and emerging scientists. We empathize with the concerns about hosting the meeting in Atlanta and are unwavering in our commitment to ensuring the safety, well-being, and inclusiveness of all attendees.

Our program committee is diligently working to organize a diverse and insightful meeting agenda. If you have any concerns or inquiries about the activities of the SDB, or if you are willing to serve on various SDB activities, please share your thoughts using the following link: https://bit.ly/3PZP9Xi. We also invite members to propose satellite symposium topics at the same link by October 15th to help balance the program content. A formal call for satellite symposia proposals will be forthcoming with submission guidelines and a deadline.

Thank you for your enduring commitment, understanding, and active engagement. Together, we embark on this journey with optimism, shaping the future of developmental biology and reinforcing the essential role of the SDB.

Best Regards,

Ken Cho, Ph.D.
SDB President

Last Updated 09/29/2023