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About the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB)

The purpose of the Society for Developmental Biology is to further the study of development in all organisms and at all levels, to represent and promote communication among students of development, and to promote the field of developmental biology.

The Society for Developmental Biology presents three major awards, the E.G. Conklin Medal, the Developmental Biology-Society for Developmental Biology Lifetime Achievement Award and the Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize. Six Latin American-Caribbean Scholarships and a limited number of travel awards are also given to students and post-doctoral fellow members to attend the SDB Annual Meeting.

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SDB Board of Directors 2005-2006

President - Elliot Meyerowitz ('06)
Secretary - Phil Benfey ('06)
Treasurer - David McClay ('08)
President-elect - Gail Martin ('06)
Past-president - Judith Kimble  ('06)
Junior Faculty Representative - Kristin Artinger ('07)
Canada Representative - Howard Lipshitz ('06)
Northeast Representative - Deborah Yelon (‘08)
Mid-Atlantic Representative - Dan Kessler ('07)
Southeast Representative - Terry Magnuson ('06)
Midwest Representative - Cathy Krull (’08)
Southwest Representative - H. Joseph Yost ('08)
Northwest Representative - Jan Christian ('07)
West Coast Representative - Marianne Bronner-Fraser ('07)
Professional Development and Education Committee
Chair - Bill Wood ('06)
Meeting Sites Committee Chair - Howard Lipshitz ('06)
Developmental Biology Editor-in-Chief - Eric Olson
Webmaster - Rene Barnes
([email protected])
Executive Officer - Ida Chow
([email protected])

Term ending in parentheses
From the Past-President, Judith Kimble (pdf file)
Position Statements of the SDB
Moratorium On Cloning Of Human Beings
Statement from the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) Board of Trustees on President Bush's Decision on Federal Funding for Limited Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, August 16, 2001

Bylaws of the SDB (pdf file)
SDB Articles of Incorporation (pdf file)

A History Compiled for SDB's 60th Anniversary
Organizers of Symposia & Officers of the SDB
Past Meetings with Programs, Awards & Photos



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