The Division of Invertebrate Zoology (DIZ) has a long and storied tradition at SICB, with many of our divisional members serving as Presidents of the Society. DIZ focuses on the 98% of animal species that lack a backbone. In other words, the animals we study are unified by what they do not possess! As a result of the tremendous diversity of animal life that is represented by DIZ, we have a diverse membership including scientists studying animals from the deepest parts of the ocean to the highest mountains. The types of biology conducted by DIZ members is diverse not just taxonomically, but also topically, with some focusing on ecology and evolution, others on biomechanics, yet others phylogenetics and still others development, molecular biology, physiology and much more. Regardless of their focus, our researchers all strive to explain the tremendous diversity of life on the planet and how it functions across a diversity of levels. DIZ is truly an integrative community of biologists who come together at field stations, marine laboratories and at our annual meeting to celebrate the wonders of the spineless world.
|Program Officer||Adam Reitzel||2023-2026|
|Student/Postdoc Representative||Ballantine, Will||2023-2026|
|Libbie Hyman Memorial Scholarship Committee Chair||Abigail Cahill|
View the DIZ Bylaws here.
Divisional Members Meeting Minutes
Minutes of past divisional Members Meetings are available here. Members Meetings occur each year in association with the annual society-wide conference in January.
Career and Resources
SICB’s job board can be found here.
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Congratulations to all the Best Student Presentation winners from #SICB2023!
Catch talks and posters from these sessions on SICB+ now through March 17!
Late on #SCIB2023 updates, but scrambling to get the semester started. 𝐖𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝟐𝟕% 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐏𝐔𝐈 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬! SICB is a welcoming environment & supports students through the Charlotte Mangum Program.
Thank you to everyone that came to the social and bid on items!! It was great to see so many folks and raise money for a great cause!
#SICB2023 @SICB_ is coming up, which means the 2023 Libbie Hyman Memorial Auction is as well! The auction will be Fri, 6 Jan from 8-10p in conjunction with the @SICB_DIZ/@SICB_DEDB /TCS/AMS social.
We have many great items that we will be advertising over the next few weeks!
Still working on my Libbie Hyman Invertebrate Auction contribution while flying toward #sicb2023 @SICB_
Congratulations to all the wonderful student presenters at the @SICB_DIZ Best Oral Presentation the Mary Rice Award.
@FomosEmbrioes @SICB_ @SICB_DIZ This was another problem with @Fishguy_FHL autocorrect!! It is a Tritonia brain model!! Tritonia has been used as a model system for behavior at FHL @MarineBiol_FHL They are beautiful sea slugs with large brain cells!!
Our poster is up! Questions you didn’t know you had (the graduate and postdoc edition). Use a sticky note to post questions you wish you’d asked when starting your postdoc or graduate studies to help other prospective grad students and postdocs! #SICB2023
The @SICB_DIZ Mary Rice Best Student Talk session is TODAY (Tues, 4 Jan) from 1:30-3:30p in Lonestar H! Please join and see some great #TeamInvert talks!
Alright #SICB2023 cnidarian folks, let’s gather tomorrow at Easy Tiger on East 7th.
Hope to see you there (and please RT!)