Developmental Biology of the Sea Urchin XXI

October 24-27, 2012

Marine Biology Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA


Previous DBSU Programs
DBSU XX 2011

































Since its inception in 1980, the Developmental Biology of the Sea Urchin has brought together investigators and students from all over the globe at the Marine Biological Laboratory to share their latest findings in the cellular, molecular and evolutionary aspects of echinoderm development as well those of other basal deuterostomes.

The twenty-first DBSU conference will be held October 24-27, 2012. The program will include plenary sessions covering a wide range of topics, and concurrent sessions providing opportunities for students and postdocs to present their work. Additionally there will be formal poster sessions, with awards handed out for best poster presentations at the Saturday banquet.



Nadine Peyriéras, CNRS-NED, Institut de Neurobiologie

Brad Shuster, Department of Biology, New Mexico State University

Yi-Hsien Su, Institute of Cellular and Organismic Biology, Academia Sinica

Billie Swalla, Department of Biology, University of Washington


The organizers would like to thank the following companies and organizations for their generous support:







Logo: Pencil urchin test by Lauren Henson

Contact: Brad Shuster