We welcome you to the official website of the 2014 (and 52nd) Midwest Society for Developmental Biology Meeting (MWSDB). This meeting is an opportunity for students, postdocs, and PIs to network and learn about the exciting research being performed across a wide range of organisms and a wide range of topics of interest to developmental biologists. We hope that you will take advantage of this unique opportunity to interact with other developmental and regenerative medicine biologists from the Midwest Region.


The Midwest Society for Developmental Biology Meeting will begin on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 16, and conclude on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 18, 2014.



Venue Location on Campus (click here for map)


This year’s meeting will be held at the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC, 320 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110; epnec.wustl.edu; 314-747-MEET [6338]), located on the medical school campus of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.


Lodging and Travel


The Parkway Hotel is located within three blocks of the conference centers. There is easy access to the local MetroLink light rail transportation line, making travel to and from the world famous Gateway Arch and Lambert - St. Louis International Airport convenient. Click here for more information on travel.





Our keynote speakers represent the wide variety of research being done in our region.  Keynote speakers include information here. Keynote speakers include Dr. Phil Newmark, HHMI and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Dr. Victoria Prince, Professor of the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy and Dean for Graduate Affairs of the Biological Sciences Division, The University of Chicago. A full list of speakers may be seen by clicking the Speakers tab.

To kick off the meeting, we will have an educational workshop that consists of The Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE), organized by Dr. Kathyrn G. Miller and in a separate session, a career panel entitled, "Life after graduate school: a panel discussion of career tracks" featuring Drs. Deborah Frank, N'goundo Magassa, Craig Smith, Shondra Miller, Indira Mysorekar, Tim West and Poonam Aggrawal. This session is organized by Indira Mysorekar and Ian Duncan. Please visit Education Workshop for the full details.

We will feature two Poster Sessions open to all attendees. Additional speakers will be chosen from the poster abstract submissions.The best student poster/talk and postdoc poster/talk will also receive a travel scholarship to present at the 74th Society for Developmental Biology Annual Meeting. Click the Posters/Abstracts link for more information and to submit an abstract.


Program Book


All registrants will receive one complimentary copy of the Program Book.