We welcome you to the official website of the 2013 (and 51st) Midwest Society for Developmental Biology Meeting (MWSDB). This meeting will also host the Inaugural Symposium for the Washington University Center for Regenerative Medicine. 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, Sept. 26, and conclude on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 28, 2013. The Inaugural Symposium for the Washington University Center for Regenerative Medicine will be held in conjunction with the 51st Midwest Society for Developmental Biology Meeting on Saturday, Sept. 28.



Please CLICK HERE to pre-register.


Venue Location on Campus (click here for map)


This year’s meeting will be held at:

Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC), 320 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110; epnec.wustl.edu; 314-747-MEET (6338)
Farrell Learning and Teaching Center (FLTC), 520 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110; 314-747-3284

Both facilities are 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 Dr. Sharon Amacher, Ohio State University, Department of Molecular Genetics; Dr. Ting Xie, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Department of Ophthalmology and the Stowers Institute for Medical Research; and Dr. James M. Wells, University of Cincinnati, Department of Pediatrics.  A full list of speakers may be seen by clicking the Speakers tab.

To kick off the meeting, we will have an education workshop, organized by Dr. Ian Duncan, Professor of Biology, Washington University. The first hour of this session will be devoted to a pressing need in undergraduate Biology education: the development of new approaches to the integration of mathematics into the Biology curriculum. The second hour will be a panel discussion of "Life after graduate schoo,l" a consideration of diverse career options.

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 73rd 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.