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Winning Dev Bio Image 2016!

With an impressive crop of photos from which to choose a “winner”, votes were distributed among nearly all of the entries, and all students are to be congratulated for capturing beautiful photos of their data. The top prize goes to Avery Van Duzer and Evan Welch, who worked as a team to perform cell transplants, cryosection and […]

2016 Dev Bio Image Contest!

As in years past, my Developmental Biology have captured some awesome images and were brave enough to enter some in a photo contest. Help us pick the winning photo. It will be printed, framed, and displayed in our lab AND the lucky winner(s) treated to lunch off campus. Please click on the photo or here […]

And the winner is…

A couple of weeks ago, we posted our annual dev bio image contest photos. More than 180 people voted and the majority chose “E” (see photo to the right). Karla Verlade, sophomore developmental biology student, snapped this photo with a smart phone when we were learning about in situ hybridization and image capture. The zebrafish […]

Dev Bio Image Contest

It’s that time of year again — as we near the end of the semester, students in Reed College Developmental Biology work frantically to collect data for their independent projects. Many of them capture beautiful images. The purpose of this post is to share those images with a larger audience and garner votes for the […]

NWDB Conference – An adventure with the Cerveny Lab

Going to Friday Harbor Labs for a meeting is much like going to summer camp, but with science. The Northwest Developmental Biology Conference always promises lots of awesome cellular, molecular, and developmental biology. Talks throughout the days and  poster sessions (aka happy hours complete with snack and drinks) each evening are followed by late night […]

Chimeric frogs and fishes

Here is a sample of some recent results from manipulating frog and fish embryos in our Developmental Biology class. Students are honing their fine motor skills and their understanding of embryo development, moving tissues and cells from one embryo to another.

Good news to begin the new school year!

This summer flew by. At the end of June, I attended the Developmental Biology Teaching Workshop at the Darling Marine Center in Maine, where I had a ball working with all sorts of critters including stentors and sea urchins and snap dragons! I met some wonderful people and got some great ideas for a fruit […]