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Developmental Biology, Birth Defects, & Diseases

When: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: 

Amphitheater at Marvin Center, 3rd Floor

Contacts: 

Ida Chow, PhD
ichow@sdbonline.org

Organized by the Society for Developmental Biology
Co-Sponsored by George Washington University
A DC-Based STEM Event of the 3rd USA Science and Engineering Festival

Program

Ida Chow, PhD, SDB and Sally Moody, PhD, George Washington University School of Medicine &  Health Sciences
Welcome

Martin Chalfie, PhD, SDB President and 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Columbia University, NY.
Introduction: What developmental biology has contributed to further our understanding of health

Irene Zohn, PhD, Children’s Research Institute, DC.
Coming to closure (of the neural tube): What we can learn from model systems to prevent
birth defects.

Maximilian Muenke, MD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda
Genetics of normal and abnormal brain development: Holoprosencephaly as an example.

Anthony LaMantia, PhD, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Mighty Mice: How mouse genetics helps us understand human brain diseases.

Susan M. Smith, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Your baby on booze! How we figured out that pregnancy drinking is unsafe.

Questions and Answers


For more information, please contact Ida Chow, PhD, at ichow@sdbonline.org.
If you plan to bring your students, please contact us in advance to reserve seats. Seating is limited.