The Society for Developmental Biology 75th Annual
Meeting will be held in conjunction with the
International Society of Differentiation 19th
International Conference, August 4 - 8, 2016 in
Boston, Massachusetts at the Marriott Copley Place.
The 6th Boot Camp for New Faculty will be held
August 3 - 4, 2016 at Harvard University.
Satellite Symposium proposals are now being accepted
(Deadline: December 1, 2015). Visit the
meeting website for updates.
The Society for
74th Annual Meeting in
Snowbird, Utah was a
success. To see
the final meeting
numbers, list of
awardees, photos, and a
video of participants
singing "The Day the
check out the
2015 SDB Meeting Report.
Also, don't miss the
2015 Choose Development
The recent 74th annual meeting of the Society for
Developmental Biology held in Snowbird, Utah on July
9-13, 2015 was a stimulating experience.
Participants not only learned about important
advances in broad areas of developmental biology but
enjoyed hearing from many new scientists about how
developmental biology also serves as a focal point
for integrating innovations from a diverse array of
other disciplines. Fresh on the heels of this
exciting meeting, planning is already well underway
for the 75th Annual Meeting which will be held in
Boston at the Marriott Copley Place on August 4-8,
2015 Society for Developmental Biology Edwin G.
Conklin Medal was awarded to Michael Levine of
Princeton University for his extraordinary research
contributions to the field of developmental biology
and training of the next generation of scientists.
Levine’s extensive work uncovering transcriptional
mechanisms in developing fly and sea squirt embryos
has enhanced our understanding of gene regulation
2015 Developmental Biology-Society for
Developmental Biology Lifetime Achievement Award was
presented to Brigid Hogan of Duke University School
of Medicine for her outstanding and sustained
research and mentoring contributions to the field of
developmental biology. Hogan pioneered the
molecular analysis of early mammalian development.
2015 Society for Developmental Biology Viktor
Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize was presented
to Kathryn Tosney of the University of Miami for her
outstanding contributions to developmental biology
education. Tosney, best known for her
generously donated scanning electron micrographs of
chick neurulation which have been published in
hundreds of biology textbooks and reviews, is a
pioneer of experiential learning.
The developmental biology community mourns the loss of one of its
pioneers, Eric H. Davidson, on September 1, 2015.
Davidson, the Norman Chandler Professor of Cell
Biology at Caltech, was a leader in gene regulatory
primarily in the sea
Award in 2007.
Read Dave McClay's
As mentioned in SDB President Robb Krumlauf's
message, the SDB Board of Directors approved two
years of bridge funding for the
Choose Development! summer research
program which aims to increase the diversity of
undergraduate students that enter graduate programs
in pursuit of research careers in developmental
The 8th meeting of the Latin American Society for
Developmental Biology was held October 20-23, 2015
in the largest Latin American port city of Santos,
State of São Paulo, Brazil. The meeting was sponsored in
part by the Society for Developmental Biology
through a Non-SDB Meetings Grant.
SDB Innovation Grant - to develop innovative
tools and methods with the potential to have a
broad impact on the developmental biology
community - Deadlines: December 1 and May 31
SDB Emerging Models Grant - to develop
techniques, approaches, community resources,
collaborations, and new lines of research to
study developmental mechanisms in
non-traditional model systems - Deadlines:
December 1 and May 31
SDB International Short Visit Grant - to
help defray travel expenses to host labs for
short periods of time to learn new techniques or
approaches in developmental biology; this new
program replaces the Latin American-Caribbean
Short Visit Grant program - Deadlines: December
1 and May 31
Nominations are now being accepted for 2016 SDB Awards:
Deadline: December 15, 2015
75th Annual Meeting, August 4-8,
2016, Boston, MA
2016 SDB Northwest Regional Meeting,
March 16-19, 2016, Friday Harbor Laboratories,
San Juan, WA
Developmental Biology Meeting,
March 17-20, 2016, Banff Centre, Banff, AB
2016 SDB Northeast Regional Meeting,
April 15-17, 2016, Marine Biological Laboratory,
Woods Hole, MA
2016 SDB Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting,
May 20-21, 2016, Howard University, Washington,
2016 SDB Southeast Regional
May 20-21, 2016, Whitney Laboratory, St.
Did you know?
contribution to SDB, a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization, is tax deductible to the
extent allowed by law and it will help your society
achieve its mission goals.
SDB members can apply for
non-SDB meeting grants
to fund member-organized conferences central to
developmental biology. Deadlines: December
1, 2015 and May 31, 2016.
SDB members can apply for
activities grants to fund member-organized
educational activities central to the
Professional Development and Education
Committee's objectives. Deadline: December 1,
- SDB members are eligible for travel awards
FASEB MARC Program.