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Welcome to the SDB Regional Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii!

  Message from the Organizers - Aloha! This is the first SDB meeting held in the state of Hawaii ever! We are hoping this meeting to provide a unique opportunity, not only to our own local students, but to West Coast labs looking for a relaxed and novel place to exchange ideas and meet new scientists. We also anticipate a small international presence from workers in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, which may provide professional opportunities for West Coast developmental biologists. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us (see Organization Committee page). Mahalo!

Photos courtesy of Richard P. Elinson, Aldine Amiel, Elaine Seaver and Kahi Kai Images



    The meeting ended in the evening of April 16 with the banquet and award ceremony. The organizers would like to thank all the presenters and all the participants for their contributions and enthusiastic participation at the meeting!!!
    We would also like to thank our sponsors for their big KOKUA (help):


    This meeting would not have been possible without the talented Ms. Tricia Yamaguchi of the Department of Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology, and our three outstanding audiovisual experts from the Computer Network Support Facility of the Pacific Biosciences Research Center (PBRC), Mr. Brad Jones, Mr. Stanford Togashi, and Mr. Scott Niimoto.


    Seven awards were given to the following presenters:

  • Student category
    • Saori Haigo (UC Berkeley) - Best Oral Presentation
    • Elizabeth Zuniga (Univ Southern California) - Best Poster Presentation
    • Tristan Frum (UC Santa Cruz) - Runner-Up Best Poster Presentation
    • Kate Jaremko (Univ Hawaii) - Early Stage Best Presentation

  • Postdoc category
    • Catherine McCusker (UC Irvine) - Best Oral Presentation
    • Yasuhiro Yamauchi (Univ Hawaii) - Best Poster Presentation
    • Adam Langenbacher (UC Los Angels)- Runner-Up Best Poster Presentation