The 2013 SWSDB Schedule is now available! Download the PDF

Educational SessionThursday, Feb. 143:00-6:00pm
Scientific SessionsFriday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16All Day
BanquetSaturday, Feb. 167:30-10:30
SDB Southwest Schedule Outline

Educational Session

To kick off the meeting, we will have an education workshop sponsored by the CHOOSE DEVELOPMENT! program of the Society for Developmental Biology titled "Increasing Diversity in Your Research Environment." Come and learn about the CHOOSE DEVELOPMENT Fellows and Mentors program and the benefits of having a diverse scientific environment. More information is available here.

Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Mario Capecchi
    (2007 Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine)

    Gene Targeting into the 21st Century: Mouse Models of Human Disease from Cancer to Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Invited Speakers

  • Jan Christian (University of Utah)

    Cleavage mutant mice reveal novel roles for BMP proprotein processing in regulating mature homodimer and heterodimer activity

  • Ondine Cleaver (University of Texas-Southwestern)

    Extrinsic and intrinsic control of blood vessel morphogenesis

  • Steve Johnson (Brigham Young University)

    Nucleosome Organization and Positioning: From Human Cells to C. elegans

  • Paul Krieg (University of Arizona)

    The hemangioblast mystery. BMP controls a vascular to blood switch in Xenopus

  • Patricia Leon Mejia (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)

    How chloroplasts influence leaf development

  • Lee Niswander (University of Colorado Denver-SOM)

    Gene-environment interactions during mammalian neural tube closure

  • Leslie Sieburth (University of Utah)

    Long distance Regulation of Shoot Stem Cell Activity

  • Carl Thummel (University of Utah)

    A Drosophila model for Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young

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