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In Memory of:
Richard J. Goss, 1925 -1996
Jane Marion Oppenheimer, 1911-1996
Clement L. Markert, 1917-1999
James W. Lash, 1929-2000
Thomas J. King, 1921-2000
Viktor Hamburger, 1900-2001
James David Ebert, 1921-2001
Merton Bernfield, 1939-2002 (PDF 487 KB)
Judith Croxdale, 1941-2002 (PDF 103 KB)
Edward B. Lewis, 1918-2004
Obituary by Howard Lipshitz published in
“The Independent” with permission of the publisher, (PDF 82 KB)


The Society for Developmental Biology was founded in 1939 (as the Society for the Study of Development and Growth) to bring together the fields of Genetics and Experimental Embryology and to further the study of development in all organisms and at all levels.

Today, the SDB brings together educators and researchers pioneering the exploding fields of developmental biology, developmental genetics, evolution and development, embryonic stem cell biology, genomics and human disease including birth defects and cancer. The SDB fosters the growth and development of its membership and seeks to educate the public on the importance and potential of developmental biology in science and society.

The Board of Directors would like to encourage you to become a member of the Society for Developmental Biology and join your professional peers. Advantages of membership include:

  • Online subscription to the Society's acclaimed journal, Developmental Biology, included in Full Membership dues; and lower subscription rates for the printed version.
  • SDB members enjoy significantly lower registration rates for the annual meeting, which focuses on breadth, both in science and in participants. Participation of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty is actively encouraged. Plenary Sessions present cutting edge research from leaders of several fields. Parallel Symposia include presenters chosen from the abstracts. Poster sessions span the entire meeting to foster discussion. Education sessions focus on funding, career opportunities and K-graduate education issues. Special presentations include the esteemed Conklin Medal and lecture, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Victor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize. Student and postdoctoral members are eligible to apply for travel awards; and student members may compete for poster prizes, including a round-trip airfare to the meeting of the British Society for Developmental Biology.
  • Regional meetings: small, intimate meetings network researchers/educators in your area; low cost; Strong focus on the participation of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.
  • SDB membership in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) provides members a voice in policy-making decisions regarding graduate education, science policy and government agency funding of research. FASEB is our representation at important Congressional hearings. SDB has led policy-making discussions on topics of animal cloning and stem cell research. SDB full and postdoctoral members are included in the FASEB Directory (online and print versions).
  • A highly rated SDB website ( Members can advertise positions available, link to their lab web sites and authored books. Other features include a link to Developmental Biology; "Ask a Developmental Biology Question" of experts in our membership; an online Directory of Members via FASEB Directory, information about courses, educational and research resources, and funding opportunities.
  • Discounted journal subscription rates from several publishers.

If you are not a member, please join and have the satisfaction of belonging to the Society that best represents your professional interests. If you are a member, please pass this information on to your students, postdoctoral fellows and colleagues and encourage them to join. Download and print out an application or use the application in the back of every issue of Developmental Biology. Note, members can renew their membership online.

Note: If you have questions about membership in the SDB, contact Ida Chow, Society for Developmental Biology, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998, phone (301) 634-7815, fax (301) 634-7825, or e-mail [email protected].



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