The DRSB Graduate Program welcomes prominent outside speakers to campus through the DRSB Seminar Series and Developmental Biology Symposia. The speakers are chosen and hosted entirely by our students, allowing them to make strong connections with the leaders in their chosen fields.

We also provide ample opportunity for our students to present their own work, and to learn about the work of their peers, through the DRSB Data Club and Molecular Biosciences Retreat.

DRSB Seminar Series

Seminars are held Tuesdays at 4:00 PM in Cummings Life Sciences Center, Room 101

Schedule for 2019-2020


Schedule for 2018-2019


Schedule for 2017-2018


Developmental Biology Symposia

Our Developmental Biology Symposia are half day events that occur roughly every two years. The theme and speakers and chosen by the students. Previous themes have included Regeneration, Epigenetics in Development, and Morphogenesis. The speakers for the most recent symposium are highlighted below. 

Morphogenesis Symposium, 2017


DRSB Data Club

The Developmental Biology Data Club is held Mondays at 12:00 PM in Cummings Life Sciences Center, Room 119. The series consists of a combination of journal club presentations (JC) and research in progress talks (RIP). Lunch is provided. 

Schedule for 2019-2020

  • Oct 7, JC - Sarah Ann King (Wu Lab)
  • Oct 21, RIP - Olivia Gaylord (Lee Lab) and Yuji Mizotani (Munro Lab)
  • Nov 4, RIP -  Erick Bayala (Kronforst Lab) and Megn Rowton (Moskowitz Lab)
  • Nov 18, JC - Jake Henderson (Heckscher Lab)
  • Dec 2, Special Seminar - Dierdre Lyons, Scripps - CANCELLED
  • Jan 6, RIP - Stephanie Sang (Ho & Coates Labs) and Dan Moline (Vander Griend Lab)
  • Jan 20, JC - Ezra Amiri (Second year)
  • Feb 3, JC - Jacob Decker (First Year)
  • Feb 17, JC -  Flora Plessier (Marlow Lab)
  • Mar 2, JC - Sean Corcoran (First Year)
  • Mar 16, JC - Suzy Hur (Rebay Lab)
  • Apr 6, RIP - Mitch Anderson (Horne-Bdovinac Lab) and Grace Schulz (Ragsdale Lab)
  • Apr 20, JC - Elaine Kushkowski (Prince Lab)
  • May 4, RIP - Julio Miranda Alban (Rebay Lab) and Vish Vish Venkataraman (Prince & Coates Labs)
  • May 18, JC - Yupu Wang (Carrillo Lab)
  • Jun 1, RIP - Harry Feng (Kratsios Lab) and Sherzod Tokamov (Fehon Lab)
Molecular Biosciences Retreat

The 2019 Molecular Biosciences retreat will be held on October 11th and 12th at the Q Center in St. Charles, Illinois.