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SDB 76th Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota

hyattRegistration and abstract submission are open for the SDB 76th Annual Meeting being held July 13-17, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, MN.  Renew your membership today for reduced registration rates and eligibility for short talk consideration and travel awards! The abstract submission deadline is April 17 and the early-discounted meeting registration deadline is May 15. The International Student/Postdoc and Faculty Scholarship applications and Paul D. Henion Graduate Student Travel Award applications are due April 17. Student/postdoc travel award and Teaching/junior faculty travel grant applications are due May 15.

Interview with Latin American-Caribbean Short Visit Grant Awardee Ana Sanz Ochotorena

Ana SanzCuban scientist, Ana Sanz Ochotorena of the University of Havana, was awarded the final Latin American-Caribbean Short Visit Grant by the Society for Developmental Biology. This discontinued program facilitated travel of Latin American investigators to laboratories based in the United States and Canada to learn developmental biology techniques and approaches that would further research at their home institution.

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WIREs Developmental Biology

Did you know that as a member of SDB, you receive free access to WIREs Developmental Biology, an important and innovative forum to promote cross-disciplinary discussion? WIREs Dev Bio publishes high-quality invited contributions that address key topics in the area of Developmental Biology from the perspectives of cell and molecular biology, stem cell biology, plant biology, evolutionary biology, anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, and incorporates diverse model organisms and research related to human diseases.

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Submit Video for John Doctor Education Prize

The John Doctor Education Prize (formally a best education poster award) is now a best education video award. We challenge SDB members to produce short videos on their approach to teaching difficult-to-learn developmental biology topics to an undergraduate, graduate, or lay public audience. This year's developmental biology topic theme is "Model Organisms". See guidelines here. Submission deadline is May 15, 2017.

Catherine E. Krull (1955 - 2017)

krullThe SDB community mourns the loss of former board member Catherine E. Krull who passed away February 28, 2017 after a long illness. Krull, an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, studied motor axon pathfinding in the chick hindlimb and perfected in ovo electroporation techniques in the chick. As a postdoc, Krull identified Eph signaling as an inhibitor of neural crest cell migration. She served as both the Junior Faculty Representative (2002-2004) and Midwest Representative (2006-2008) on the SDB Board of Directors, taught at the LASDB short course in Argentina, and was a fixture at the Marine Biological Laboratory Embyrology Course for years. A tribute to Cathy Krull will be published in an upcoming issue of Developmental Biology.

2017 Choose Development! Fellows

Congrats to the 2017 Choose Develoment! Fellows conducting summer research in SDB member labs!

Evan Brooks, North Carolina State Univ.
     Nanette Nascone-Yoder, North Carolina State Univ.
Alexis Camacho-Avila, California State Univ., Northridge
     Crystal Rogers, California State Univ., Northridge
Raquel Maynez, Univ. of Utah
     Michael Shapiro, Univ. of Utah

Caroline Pritchard, Lehigh
     Alana O'Reilly, Fox Chase Cancer Ctr
Amber Rock, Bowdoin College
     Mark Martindale, Whitney Marine Lab
Christian Wilson, Reed College
     Mariana Wolfner, Cornell

Submit Visuals to SDB CoRe!

The Society for Developmental Biology is looking for great  visuals for learning and teaching developmental biology.  Submit them to SDB Collaborative Resources (CoRe) today!

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Did you know?

  • SDB members may apply for non-SDB meeting grants to fund member-organized conferences central to developmental biology.  Deadline: May 31, 2017.
  • SDB members may apply for SDB Innovation Grant to develop innovative tools and methods with potential for broad impact on developmental biology community. Deadline: May 31, 2017.
  • SDB members are eligible for travel awards through the FASEB MARC Program
  • A 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.