HomeVolume Spring 2008
Message from the Program Officer

Eduardo Rosa-Molinar

Hola de Puerto Rico Amigos!!

¡Saludos from Puerto Rico, the Island of Enchantment (we are coming up on hurricanes season)! Well, this is my first newsletter as Society-wide Program Officer. After a few months on the job, I have come to the realization that there is much going on in our society and that I have big shoes to fill. My first official act as the Society-Wide Program Officer of SICB is to thank Linda Walters for the outstanding job she did during her tenure as Society-wide Program Officer. Linda, Divisional Program Officers (DPO), Sue Burk, Lori Strong, staff at Burk and Associates, and Ruedi Birenheide work very hard to provide you an outstanding program every year and they should be commended for this. I know that in the beginning I will make mistakes, but I hope that you will bear with me.

Two very important dates to put on your calendar are:

  1. The deadline of the submission of late-breaking symposium applications for the 2009 meeting in Boston is August 18, 2008.

  2. The deadline for the submission of the symposium applications for the 2010 meeting in Seattle is August 18, 2008.

Each of the DPO's newsletters has details about the symposia that each of the Division of SICB are supporting. The symposia for the 2009 meeting in Boston that will be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel are

Society Wide Symposia

1. Tim Bradley, Insect Evolution. Supported by: DCPB

2. Jerry F. Husak, Hormonal Regulation of Whole-Animal Performance: Implications for Selection. Supported by: DAB, DCE, DVM

Regular Symposia

1. Matt McHenry, Sensory Biomechanics. Supported by: DCB, DVM, DNB

2. Jeffrey D. Shields and Christopher Boyko, The Biology of the Parasitic Crustacean. Supported by: Crustacean Society, DEE, DIZ, DSEB, AMS

3. Brook O. Swanson, Biomaterials: Properties, Variation and Evolution. Supported by: DCPB, DVM

4. Darrin Hulsey, Genomics and Vertebrate Adaptive Radiation: A Celebration of the First Cichlid Genome. Supported by: DVM, DAB

5. Lynn B. Martin II, Psychoneuroimmunology Meets Integrative Biology. Supported by: DCE

6. Michaela Hau and Tom Hahn, Evolution of Mechanisms Controlling Timing of Breeding in Animals. Supported by: DCE, DAB

7. Jennifer S. Sorensen and William Foley, PharmEcology: Integrating Ecological Systems and Pharmacology

8. John S. Torday, Cell-Cell Signaling Drives the Evolution of Complex Traits. Supported by: DCE, DEDB, DIZ

Keep checking the SICB website for updates about the meeting. This is all for now. Think about sending in applications for symposia for Seattle 2010 and discuss these ideas with the DPO's. They have the expertise and know all of the details that you need for the development and the submission of symposia proposals.

I hope to see you all in Boston.

¡Hasta Pronto!!