The SICB Annual Meeting
in San Diego was an exciting start for the New Year - there were
lots of good presentations, keeping spirits high in spite of the wet
weather. One particularly high point at the meeting for DCE members
was the fourth annual Howard Bern Lecturer presented by Jim Truman.
Jim's talk was entitled "Insect ecdysis: dissection of an
endocrine cascade that underlies a complex program of behavior".
The Bern Lecture series is supported by Elsevier and the SICB and it
is an important addition to the SICB Annual Meeting.
Once again, our oral
and poster presentations covered the full range of comparative
endocrinology and represented some of the best work in our field. I
want to thank our Program Officer, Kyle Selcer, for the fine job he
did in organizing the program. Of some concern is the decrease in
the number of presentations compared to previous meetings. Even more
worrisome is the lack of DCE symposia this year and next. (We did
co-sponsor the mini-symposium "Zoo-based Research and Conservation"
this year, and will co-sponsor two symposia next year). I strongly
encourage DCE members to propose symposia for our future meetings,
since these presentations represent one of the most important
activities of our Division. The lead-time for symposia is lengthy
(about 18 months), so start planning now if you want to organize a
symposium for the meeting in Phoenix (2007). If any of you have
questions about organizing a symposium, please contact me or Kyle
Elf chaired the student awards committee this year. Thanks to Pamela
and the many judges for their help. There were 32 students competing
for DCE awards this year and the competition was keen, making the
final selections difficult. Our congratulations to all of the
Aubrey Gorbman Award for Best Student Oral Presentation was
shared by Asaf Shechter (Ben-Gurion Univ.; The expression
and regulation of the vitellogenin gene in male Cherax
quadricarinatus) and Morgan Benowitz-Fredericks (Univ.
Washington and the Univ. Alaska: Yolk androgens in Black-legged
kittiwakes: Consequences of food supplementation). Honorable
mention in this category went to Alan Vajda (Univ. of
Colorado; Reproductive disruption and intersex in white suckers
(Catostomus commersoni) downstream of a Colorado wastewater
Gorbman Award for Best Student Poster Presentation was shared by
Cornelius (Univ. of California, Davis; Effects
of food reduction on stress reactivity in an irruptive nomad, the red
crossbill) and Tom Small (Arizona State Univ;
Supplementary information, not photoperiod, regulates plasma
luteinizing hormone in male Rufous-winged Sparrows, Aimophila
carpalis). Honorable mention in this category went to Christine
Strand (Arizona State Univ; Singing in the rain: Growth of the
song control system in free-ranging adult male Rufous-winged
Sparrows, Aimophila carpalis)
As you are probably
aware, a major problem facing the Society is the continuing erosion
of institutional subscribers for our journal, Integrative and
Comparative Biology. This drop has major consequences for the
Society: not only is income from the journal important for the
financial health of the Society, but reduced circulation will tend to
marginalize the importance of papers printed in the journal. This
could lead to a decrease in symposia quality. The Society is
investigating ways to reverse the loss in subscriptions, including
working with a publisher to help promote the journal. You will hear
more about this directly from the Society in the next few months. I
encourage you to read these messages closely and contact me if you
have questions and/or concerns.
The DCE will be
reviewing its By-Laws this year, in part to make the practices of our
division conform more closely to those of the Society. I want to
extend my appreciation to Sunny Boyd and Kevin Kelley for shouldering
this task. Their proposed draft for changes to the By-Laws will be
posted on the DCE electronic bulletin board. Please see Kevin
Kelley's comments below.
This year, the Division
will be select a Chair-elect and a Secretary-elect. We have two
excellent candidates for each of these positions. Henry
John-Alder and Stacia Sower have agreed to run for the
Chair-elect position. Steve McCormick and Catherine
Propper have agreed to run for the Secretary-elect position.
Their biographic sketches are at the end of this Newsletter.
I want to thank Mike Moore for chairing the Nomination Committee and
Brian Tsukimura and Mary Mendonca for serving on it.
Finally, I want to
express my appreciation to Jim Carr for his fine service as Secretary
during the last two years. Jim was replaced by Kevin Kelley, who
started his term at the San Diego meeting in January; you can see the
enthusiasm he is bringing to this job by reading his report. Kyle
Selcer will continue as Program Officer this year, and will be helped
in this task by Mike Romero, our Program Officer-elect. His report
explains what is being planned for next year. I appointed Darren
Lerner as our Divisional Representative on the
Student-Postdoctoral Affairs Committee (SPDAC). His message below
describes the plans of this committee for the next meeting. Robert
Denver, Chair-elect, will take over the DCE Chair position at the
Orlando meeting. I look forward to seeing all of you there in
Minutes of the DCE Business Meeting,
San Diego, CA January 6, 2005
The meeting was called to order by DCE
Chair David Borst at 5:15 pm. The minutes from the 2004 DCE Business
Meeting were approved, and then David introduced the other DCE
officers, Kyle Selcer (Program Officer) and Kevin Kelley (Secretary).
He then proceeded to share information on the upcoming SICB meetings
and other business. The next Annual Meetings will be held in
Orlando, FL (2006), Phoenix, AZ (2007), and San Antonio, TX (2008).
David also discussed the Society
journal, Integrative and Comparative Biology. Presently,
there is a limited backlog of papers, and the previous "turn-around"
issues have improved. John Edwards is happy to continue in position
as Editor, but has also stated his willingness to pass the baton to
someone else. The institutional subscription rate for ICB has
decreased significantly. In addition, its abstracting by MedLine
ceased when the journal changed name, and there has been difficultly
getting it reinstated. There is now interest in moving management of
ICB to a larger publisher (presently the journal is
self-published by the Society, and printed by Allen Press). It is
believed that a professional publisher can better market the journal
and stabilize its finances. David ended by encouraging us to
encourage our respective institutions to subscribe to ICB.
David then introduced Kyle Selcer,
Program Officer for DCE, who provided some details on the 2005
meeting. There were between 1360-1400 attendees this year, and DCE
had 85 submitted abstracts. Last year DCE had 125 DCE abstracts, yet
with the same overall number of attendees at the meeting. He
suggested that we all be sure to mark "Regulatory Biology" when
submitting abstracts in the future, as this may be one reason the
numbers appeared reduced this year. Kyle then announced that the DCE
is sponsoring 2 symposia for next year, yet these symposia were not
submitted by DCE members, nor do they have much direct endocrine
interests. DCE members are strongly encouraged to submit proposals
for symposia for the 2007 meetings (its too late for next year's
meeting)! Symposia from DCE bring valuable exposure to our field and
serve to enhance attendance and interest at the meetings. For the
2007 meeting, to be held in Arizona, the deadline for symposia
proposals will be August 19, 2005 (any desert themes?!)
See the following page, "Call for
Symposia for the 2007 Meeting in Phoenix",
if you are interested.
David then introduced
Kevin Kelley, the new DCE Secretary (and writer of this report). I
brought forth 3 goals for the next two years as Secretary: 1) To work
toward increasing the profile of DCE science and scientists, 2) To
build a stronger link between DCE members and officers, and 3) To
increase the involvement of our student/postdoc members in what we
respect to the 1st goal, I would like to begin by
encouraging any DCE member to send a jpegs of you and/or
your group "in action" - in the lab, field, or other; it can also be a collage of several shots.
Accompany with a one-paragraph profile of what you do, who you
are, and don't forget to provide your contact information, personal
website, etc. Send them to the DCE secretary. Furthermore, you may send mp3 or video (qt, mpg, wmv)
files. Please do this! It's good for the Society, for the
field of comparative endocrinology, and it may even help you to
recruit students, among other personal benefits. You can find one
already building for the DEE (see http://sicb.org/divisions/dee.php3,
click on "Researchers Database").
respect to the 2nd goal, expect to hear from me soon
regarding DCE By-law changes. The SICB Executive Committee has asked
all divisions to re-write their divisional by-laws, in part for
better conforming to the new Society By-Laws. I asked Sunny Boyd to
speak to this at the business meeting, and she pointed out that the
existing DCE By-laws are only 1.5 pages in length and aren't very
informative (e.g., with respect to time-line of officer turn-over,
rules for best student paper competition, etc.). We need to make
them more useful and applicable for us. ***Please see
respect to the 3rd goal, I began by encouraging our
DCE Representative to the Student/Postdoctoral Affairs Committee
(SPDAC) to submit a report of this committee's activities and
future plans. Students and postdocs represent >25% of the SICB
membership, so we should have better communication! Our new DCE Rep
to the SPDAC is Darren Lerner (U Mass Amherst;
Please read over his comments below.
SICB President, John
Wingfield, briefly addressed the DCE Business Meeting. He introduced
Sally Woodin, the next SICB President, and Ron Dimock, SICB
Treasurer. John then raised issues discussed at the General Business
Meeting, which included the concern that NSF funding for SICB
symposia will be reducing, and he expressed his support for moving
ICB to a professional publisher, for the reasons David
described earlier. If you are interested in the SICB financial
situation, check out Ron Dimock's Treasurer's Report of
this Newsletter. He highlighted the effect that reduced
institutional ICB subscriptions is having on the operating
budget (50% of the SICB budget derives from journal fees).
Tom Vandergon, NSF
Program Director for the Functional and Regulatory Systems Cluster of
the Division of Integrative Organismal Biology (IOB), also made a
brief presentation to explain changes at NSF. IOB replaced
Integrative Biology and Neuroscience (IBN), and it contains 4 new
funding clusters. See http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=IOB
for more details. He encouraged PIs to call him or other program
directors if they have any questions, as to where to submit
proposals, etc. Funding rate in IOB this year was 15%.
Editor-in-Chief of General and Comparative Endocrinology,
reported that the GCE is in good shape, and handled 272
manuscripts in the past year. The rejection rate was 24%, with 69%
of the accepted manuscripts going through revisions; the turn-around
times have been around 2-3 months in press after acceptance. The
review process currently takes 60 days, and he hopes to reduce it to
30 days. He reminded everyone that the first color photo or graph is
free, so submit! There will be a double issue for the 15th
International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology (ICCE).
Henry John-Alder and
Sara Hiebert Burch also addressed the DCE Business Meeting, and
discussed the activities of the SICB Digital Library Advisory Board.
They invited DCE members to participate in a new venture that aims to
promote and facilitate the teaching of "Environmental
Endocrinology" at two- and four-year colleges and universities,
through a freely accessible website of peer-reviewed material. This
project will develop the second "module" in the new SICB Digital
Library of instructional resources (the first is a module in
Biomechanics). The new SICB Digital Library will be accessible
through AAAS BioScience Education Network (BEN), together with sites
sponsored by other major biological societies. The aim of the
Environmental Endocrinology module is to create a niche for this
important and emerging field, alongside traditional instructional
topics for undergraduates. All DCE members should have received an
SICB-generated e-mail from Henry and Sara on March 14 about this
project. Please contact Henry or Sara for more information: Sara
[email@example.com], Henry [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Special Thanks to
Maelani M. Galima (Univ. Texas Marine Science Institute) and
Kathy Sak (Calif. State Univ. Long Beach) for their help in
preparing the minutes of the DCE Business Meeting.
Events and Meetings:
ICCE, will be held in Boston, MA, May 23-28. See
American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, will be held in
Anchorage, AK, Sept. 11-15. See
Annual Meetings, will be held in San Diego, CA, June 4-7. See
of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Annual Meeting, will be held
in New Orleans, LA, July 12-17. See http://www.asih.org.
2005 Congress of
the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) and the
International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB),
will be held in Budapest, Hungary, July 2-7. See
Meeting of the Society for Endocrinology, will be held in London,
UK, Nov. 7-9, 2005. See:
European Congress of Endocrinology, will be held in Göteborg,
Sweden, Sept. 3-7, 2005. See: http://www.ece2005.com.
Congress of Physiological Sciences, will be held in San Diego, CA,
March 31-April 5, 2005. See: http://www.iups2005.org.
Indo-Pacific Fish Conference, will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, May
16-20. See: www.ipfc7.org.
Allow me to introduce myself as the new DCE representative to the Student/Postdoctoral Affairs Committee (SPDAC), which serves the student and postdoctoral members of the DCE. You may find out more about the SPDAC at the following society webpages: http://www.sicb.org/handbook/committees.php3#studentpostdoccomm
I am a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Program, having previously received a Masters degree at Oregon State University. I have worked with the USGS both in Oregon and, since 2000, in western Massachusetts at the Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center. With Sea Grant support, I have been working on the role of the HPI axis in smolt development and the effects of xenoestrogens on endocrine and behavioral development in Atlantic salmon.
At this year's Annual Meeting in San Diego, 27% of all SICB "Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR)" went to DCE students! Congratulations to Shallin Busch, Lauren M. Costa, Susannah French, Brent M. Horton, Jason Johnston, Oliver Love, and Haruka Wada!! Although none of the Fellowships of Graduate Student Travel (FGST) was awarded to DCE student members, more awards were made in 2004/5 than in previous years. Don't forget to apply in November! The award rate for the GIAR is approximately 50% and the FGST rose to 22% this year.
On to Orlando 2006. Don't forget to attend the 1st Timers Orientation, which occurs after the Welcome Social on the first night of the meeting. This gathering is NOT just for "1st timers". The venue in 2006 will include information on how to get the best out of your time at the meeting, as well as provide information on student work for the Student Support Program. Don't forget, if you are a student either presenting a poster or giving an oral presentation, you are eligible for free housing or registration if you provide some services for SICB during the meeting. Of course, on the second day of the meeting, SPDAC will be putting on the ever popular Student/Post-doc Luncheon. Join us for the free lunch and meet SICB President, Sarah A. Woodin, our SPDAC Chair, Shea R. Tuberty, and all of the SPDAC Divisional Representatives. This is a great opportunity to give face-to-face input if you have questions, comments, or suggestions for SPDAC, or the Society in general. For the last evening of the meeting, we are planning two Grad Student/Postdoc Workshops for the Orlando meeting. "Optimizing Your Graduate School Experience" will be immediately followed by "Strategies for Landing an Academic Job/Postdoc". Students and Post-docs are encouraged to attend.
Finally, if you have any comments or suggestions regarding the meeting or any of the SPDAC activities, please feel free to contact me: email@example.com
DCE By-Laws changes: a current version of the proposed By-Law changes has recently been prepared by Sunny Boyd, SICB Secretary. We now have a DCE Electronic Bulletin Board at http://sicb.org/phpBB2/index.php
. Please go there, look over the changes, and provide any advice or suggestions!! Our division will vote on the changes later this year!!
Candidates for Chair-elect
Henry B. John-Alder
Current Position: Professor and Director of the Graduate Program, Department of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University; Member, Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution, Rutgers Univ.
Education: B. A. Biology, Franklin and Marshall College, 1974;
M. S. Biology, Pennsylvania State University, 1979;
Ph.D. Comparative Physiology, University of California, Irvine, 1983.
Professional Experience: 1983-84,
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dr. Albert F. Bennett, University of
Adelaide, South Australia; 1984-85, Postdoctoral Research Associate,
Dr. Ronald L. Terjung, SUNY-Upstate Medical Center; 1985-91,
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Rutgers
University; 1991-97, Associate Professor, Department of Biological
Sciences, Rutgers University; 0 2002, Associate Professor,
Department of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University; 1998-Present,
Director, Graduate Program in Animal Science, Rutgers University;
1999, Visiting Professor, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France;
2002-Present, Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Rutgers
University; Served as NSF panelist for the Dissertation Improvement
Advisory and the Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology Panels;
Served on Board of Editors, Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
since 1996; Member Education Committee, AIBS, 2005-Present
SICB Activities: Member
since 1981; Secretary, Division of Comparative Endocrinology,
1996-97; Panelist, Grad/Post-Doc Workshop, 2003; DCE Nominating
Committee, 2003-4; Chair, Education Council, 2004-Present; Served as
judge for Best Student Paper and session chair at several meetings.
Other Memberships: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American
Institute of Biological Sciences, American Society of Animal Science,
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, European
Society for Comparative Endocrinology, Society of Behavioral
Neuroendocrinology, Society for Integrative and Comparative
Biologists, Society for the Study of Evolution
Research Interests: I
am interested in ecological and evolutionary physiology and
endocrinology. My general approach is highly integrative, crossing
traditional levels of biological organization from biochemical to
behavioral and blending descriptive and experimental studies in the
laboratory and the field. I stress the importance of field
experiments solidly grounded in natural history. My primary research
project involves comparative and experimental studies on growth and
sexual size dimorphism (SSD) in lizards, with a particular focus on
how gonadal steroids influence growth. My other ongoing project
involves integrative studies on stress, adrenal hormones, and
adrenocortical cell function (with R. V. Carsia).
Goals Statement: Within
SICB, DCE is one of the largest and most active divisions.
Furthermore, by its very nature, endocrinology is an inherently
comparative and integrative discipline. It follows that DCE should
be a natural "magnet" for the general membership, but I believe
we can do a better job at attracting members of other divisions to
our sessions. As DCE Chair-Elect, my primary goal will be to promote
our divisional appeal by encouraging sponsorship of society-wide
symposia and divisional symposia of broad interest, with an eye
toward more seamless and fluid interactions among divisions. I would
also work to encourage our members to contribute to the environmental
endocrinology module in SICB's developing digital library.
Organized contributions to this module will promote the presentation
of comparative and environmental endocrinology in undergraduate
biology curricula and will ultimately lead young scientists to become
interested in areas served by our division.
Stacia A. Sower
Current Position: Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
University of New Hampshire.
Education: B.A. University of Utah, 1973; M.S. Oregon State University,
1978; Ph.D. Oregon State University, 1981.
Professional Experience:Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology, University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire, 1992-present;
Interim Associate Dean of Research of CoLSA, 2005; Program Director,
Integrative Animal Biology Program, NSF (1996-1997); Chair of
Biological Sciences POWRE Program, NSF (1997); Visiting Professor,
MacQuarie University, Australia, 1994; Visiting Professor, Kitasato
University, Japan, 1992; Associate Professor, UNH, 1987-1992;
Visiting Professor, University of Cape Town Medical School, South
Africa, 1984-1985; Assistant Professor, UNH. 1982-1987; Research
Associate, Department of Zoology, University of Washington,
1980-1983; Graduate Research Assistant, Oregon State University,
1976-1980; Fisheries Biologist, Peace Corps, Venezuela, 1973-1975.
SICB Activities: Chairperson, Committee to Evaluate Best Student Paper for Division of Comparative Endocrinology, 1986. Committee member, 1988, 1989, 1992; Secretary, DCE, 1987 (1988-1989; two-year term); Program Officer, DCE, (1995-1997); Participated in Graduate/Postdoctoral Student Workshop, 1993 and 1994; Panelist, NSF sponsored workshop "Integration of Research and Education: What are our Responsibilities?", 1996; Co-Organizer of Symposium "Honoring Erika M. Plisetskaya...", 1999; SICB Program Officer 2002-2004
Other Memberships: AAAS; Endocrine Society; Society for Neuroscience; Sigma Xi
Research Interests: Comparative molecular & biochemical, reproductive physiology and neuroendocrinology are the major focuses of my research program. My research investigates the molecular, biochemical and functional actions of brain and pituitary hormones involved in agnathan (lamprey and hagfish) reproduction. In addition, my laboratory has recently been studying endocrine disruptors in frogs.
Goal Statement: The biological sciences are undergoing sweeping and exciting changes. SICB can be one of the leaders as we move towards an increased emphasis of integrative and multidisciplinary biology. My goals include 1) being proactive and an advocate for our division and the society; and 2) promote programs and symposia to enhance the concepts of integrative and comparative endocrinology. Another goal is to retain members and attract new members, especially students and postdocs.
Candidates for Secretary-elect
Catherine R. Propper
Position: Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Northern
Arizona University (http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~propper)
A.B., Zoology, University of California Berkeley, 1982; Ph.D.
Zoology, Oregon State University, 1989. Organization for Tropical
Studies, Tropical Ecology Field Course, Costa Rica, 1983.
Experience: NIMH NRSA Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of
Colorado (Richard Jones, Mentor) 1989-1990. Assistant Professor,
Department of Biological Sciences, NAU, 1991-1996; Associate
Professor, NAU, 1996-2002; Professor, NAU, 2002-present; grant panels
Activities: First annual meeting was 1984 A.S.Z., in Denver and I
have attended regularly since then. I often bring between 2 and 6
students to the meeting presenting posters or oral presentation. DCE
representative, Student/Postdoctoral Affairs Committee (SPDAC),
1990-1991; I have been a judge for the DCE best student presentation
award twice. I organized the 1998 Western Regional Conference of
Comparative Endocrinology held at NAU in Flagstaff, AZ.
Memberships: AAAS, Endocrine Society, Sigma Xi.
Interests: My main interests are in how environmental information
gets translated into behavioral and reproductive responses and what
role the neuroendocrine system plays in the translation. I use
amphibians as model systems. Currently, projects in my
laboratory include 1) studies on how environmental contaminants may
act as endocrine disruptors to affect development and adult
stress responses and behavior, 2) to understand the interaction
between the environment and molecular mechanisms involved in sexual
differentiation during development, and 3) the use of nanotechnology
to develop sensitive field-based assays for endocrine disrupting
compounds. Specifically, we have been investigating a very commonly
used pesticide, endosulfan, and its effects on reproduction and
development in four different systems, tadpole development,
mosquitofish sexual dimorphism, salamander pheromone production, and
amphibian stress responses. We have also investigated the
effects of a common industrial compound on sexual differentiation,
and we are studying the complex physiological events that result from
exposure to environmental mixes of compounds found in wastewater.
Statement: As a 20 year member of SICB and the Division of
Comparative Endocrinology, I fully appreciate and am grateful for all
of the professional relationships I developed over the years. As
secretary I will facilitate these relationships by 1) managing the
Newsletter for the DCE, and 2) working with SICB to have a link to a
list of all DCE members (including post-docs, graduate students and
undergraduates) with a brief statement of their interests. I will
also provide a focal point for advertising graduate and post-doctoral
positions within the comparative endocrinology community.
Position: Section Leader, Physiology, USGS, Conte Anadromous Fish
Research Center, Turners Falls, MA, and Adjunct Professor of Biology,
Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
B.S. Biology, Bates College, 1977; Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of
Technology & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program
in Oceanography, 1983.
Experience: Graduate Program Director, Organismic and
Evolutionary Biology Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(2003-present). Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Visiting Scientist, University of Hokkaido (2002). James Chair
Visiting Professor, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia,
Canada, (1999). Acting Director, Conte Anadromous Fish Research
Center, USGS, Turners Falls, MA (1998-1999). Research Fellow, Ocean
Research Institute, University of Tokyo (1990). National Institute
of Health Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California at Berkeley
(1986-1989). Research Fellow (Swedish Natural Science Research
Council), Department of Zoophysiology, University of Goteborg (1986).
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, St. Andrews
Biological Station, New Brunswick, Canada (1983-1986).
Activities: SICB member since 1980. Member of the SICB
Conservation Committee (2004-present). Chair of Student Awards
Committee (2000). Member of DCE Nominating Committee (1996).
American Association for the Advancement of Science, American
Fisheries Society (President, Physiology Section, 1998-9).
Environmental and hormonal control of osmoregulation, development,
growth and energetics in fish. Current research includes the hormonal
control of salinity tolerance and mechanisms of ion transport in
anadromous fish (salmon, shad and sturgeon), and endocrine disruption
of developmental physiology in anadromous fish.
Statement: The annual SICB meeting serves as an intellectual and
personal touchstone for members of the Division of Comparative
Endocrinology. The meeting and our Society help to broaden our
horizons both within our specific discipline and biology as a whole.
The Secretary of DCE can help attract as many faculty members,
post-docs and students to take part in the annual meeting by
promoting exciting contributions and communicating to our membership
the many attributes that the meeting and division have to offer.
Link to officer list on DCE page