The annual meeting in
San Antonio went very well. Our symposium on Recent Advances in
Neurobiology, focused on the gonadatropic axis, was successful and
The DNB met and
discussed the perpetual issues of recruiting and funding. We would
like to receive input from a wider selection of the membership, so
please contact Duane, Tom, or me.
If you have an idea for
a late-breaking symposium for Boston 2009, we need to submit a
proposal for funding by April, so please send ideas today! If you
make use of local Boston scientists, we can keep the cost low. I
will be contacting local members of other neuroscience societies so
they are aware of our upcoming meeting and encourage them to attend
and join SICB.
For 2010 symposia, we
need to send in a proposal to SICB in August, so please send ideas
for those in the coming couple of months.
We would also like to
solicit pictures and research program descriptions to add to the
website. Please contact our divisional secretary Tom Pirtle. Send
him a brief paragraph and a photo that depicts your research. These
are the photos features in the upper left hand panel on the SICB web
page that change when the screen is refreshed. These can help to
draw eyes to the SICB website, and to DNB, and hopefully increase
recruiting. As with all divisions, we need to increase membership so
please recruit your students and colleagues and tell them what an
enjoyable annual meeting we have. Also, please encourage your
libraries to carry ICB.
In the future, we may
try to stagger the election of division officers so we don't all
start at the same time (as did Tom, Duane, and I this fall).
We look forward to
Boston and the symposia Sensory Biomechanics and
Psychoneuroimmunology Meets Integrative Biology. See you all there.
from the Program Officer
We are looking forward
to the meeting in Boston, and hope you will attend and present a talk
or a poster. There is plenty of room for the neurobiology division
to expand! And please encourage your neuro colleagues to come to the
meeting, too. Along with that, we also need more participation by
DNB members in chairing oral presentation sessions and judging
student presentations. These are relatively easy tasks, and you're
probably going to be at those sessions anyway. We'll provide all the
training you need.
from the Secretary
Greetings to all
members of the Division of Neurobiology and other interested readers.
This year's meeting in San Antonio was a great success and we look
forward to next year's meeting in Boston. At the San Antonio
meeting the DNB had contributed 38 abstracts - 22 posters and 16
oral presentations. The best student poster and oral presentation
are as follows:
Jessica L. Fox of the
University of Washington was awarded The Best Student Oral
Presentation for her presentation: Encoding characteristics of
Two students tied for
the Best Student Poster Presentation. Rebecca M. Calisi of UC
Berkeley was awarded The Best Student Poster Presentation for her
presentation: Capture-handling stress and its effect upon
hypothalamic EGR-1 and GnIH expression in house sparrows (Passer
domesticus) and Kyle Willingham of Abilene Christian
University was awarded the Best Student Poster Presentation for his
presentation: The effect of the hyperpolarization-activated inward
current antagonist, ZD7288, on the locomotor rhythm of Clione
limacina. Please visit the SICB website to read the abstracts
for these presentations.
Preparations for the
2009 meeting in Boston, recruitment and future meetings need to be
addressed. This includes funding, proposals for late-breaking
symposia, and updating SICBs website to include more information on
DNB as explained above in the Program Officer's report.
Link to officer list on DNB page