Annual SDB Meeting
will be held July 19-23, 2012 in Montreal, Canada.
abstract submission deadline is
June 4 and the early
meeting registration deadline is May
4th SDB Boot Camp for New Faculty will be held
July 18-19 and is open to untenured faculty and
advanced postdocs. The Boot Camp application deadline is
May 28 (travel assistance available). The
registration deadline for the Montreal Light
Microscopy Course keynote speaker (July 18) and
3D In Vivo Imaging session (July 19) is
June 22. The
keynote lecture is free with registration and the 3D
imaging session has a reduced
1-day lecture rate!
The Satellite Short Course of the Sixth
International Meeting of the Latin American Society
for Developmental Biology was held at the
Universidad de la Republica & Institut Pasteur de
Montevideo in Montevideo, Uruguay from April 16-25,
Diana Marcela Bolaños did her graduate work on
polyclad flatworms with Marian Litvaitis at the
University of New Hampshire. In 2010, she was
awarded a UNESCO-L'oreal Fellowship to complete
postdoctoral research in evolutionary developmental
Thank you to the 38 SDB volunteers that helped make
our exhibit at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC a success.
Thousands of visitors were able to observe developing zebrafish,
C. elegans, Xenopus and Coqui frogs. Visitors learned about developmental adaptations in frogs through our
Evolution Thought Trail Exercise and had the opportunity to design their own organism masks. Thank you to Olympus and the Carnegie Institution for use of their microscopes.
See Expo photos
On April 20, Marnie Halpern visited some 200 students and faculty at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH)
School in Ellicott City, Maryland on behalf of the
Society for Developmental Biology ...
Mary Trask (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and
Suresh Marada (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) are the
student and postdoc winners of the 2012
Developmental Biology Cover Competition.
Congratulations to three SDB members who contributed to winning images in
Bio-Art competition! They are
Monica Vetter (University of Utah) with
nerve fibers and microglia in the mouse retina, and Ronen Schweitzer (Shriners Hospital) and
Gabrielle Kardon (University of Utah) with
musculoskeletal and nervous systems in the mouse
All current SDB members can vote for
President-elect, Secretary, Southeast
Representative, and Canadian Representative.
If you are a current member you should have received
an email with a unique link to the ballot. If you did
not, contact SDB at
The election deadline is June 8, 2012.
SDB 71th Annual Meeting, July
19-23, 2012, Montreal, Canada
2012 Southeast SDB Regional Meeting,
May 25-27, 2012, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Development, Function, and Repair of the Muscle Cell,
June 4-8, 2012, Kimmel Center, New York University, NY
Systems Biology – Informed Risk Assessment,
June 14-15, 2012, National Academy of Sciences Building, Washington DC
The Stem Cell Niche – development and disease,
June 25 - 27, 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark
Transcriptional Regulation During Cell Growth, Differentiation, & Development,
July 15-20, 2012, Snowmass Village, CO
Did you know?
SDB members can apply for
non-SDB meeting grants to fund
member-organized conferences central to
developmental biology. Deadline: May 31.
SDB members are eligible for travel awards
FASEB MARC Program.
SDB will provide travel assistance for Latin
American investigators to visit a
host lab in the US or Canada to learn new
techniques or approaches in developmental
biology with the
SDB Latin American Short Visit Grant.
Proposal deadline: May 31 or December 1,