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24th Annual Developmental Biology Symposium

It Takes a Village: Symbiosis and Development

Monday, September 21, 2015 | Coffman Memorial Union, Minneapolis Campus

2015 DBC symposium posterProgram


Rosie Alegado, Center for Microbial Oceanography, University of Hawaii

Bacterial Sulfonolipids Regulate Multicellular Development in Choanoflagellates

Angela Douglas, Department of Entomology, Cornell University

The Multi-Organismal Animal: Insights from Insect-Microbial Interactions

Karen Guillemin, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon

Molecular Dialogues with the Microbiota: Insights from the Zebrafish Intestine

Ann Hirsch, Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Los Angeles

How Does the Rhizosphere Microbiome Influence Plant Development?

Spencer Nyholm, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut

The Hawaiian Bobtail Squid: a Model Host for Understanding Animal Development in a Microbial World

Ramnik Xavier, Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, Harvard Medical School

Microbiome Shifts in Complex Immune Disorders


Conference banquet to follow at the McNamara Center featuring after-dinner speaker:

William Sullivan, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Wolbachia, Microtubules and Big Sur

Submit poster titles by September 10, 2015. Prize for the best poster from a graduate student or postdoc.

Registration is now closed.  If you have questions, please contact Mary at


Registration FeesBanquet Fees
Undergraduates: FreeAll students: $20
Graduate students: $20All others: $30
All others: $30 

Organizers: Emilie Snell-Rood, David Zarkower, Michael Travisano, Ann Rougvie, and Michael O’Connor

Sponsored by: Developmental Biology Center, Company of Biologists, the College of Biological Sciences, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, and the Medical School