SICB Annual Meeting 2018

SICB Annual Meeting 2018 January 3-7, 2018 San Francisco, CA


Major Lectures

  • Plenary Lecture: Carl Zimmer, science-writer, author, and columnist for The New York Times – Science and Scandal: Reporting on Biology In An Age of Controversy (View/Download Presentation Slides here)
  • Bartholomew Award Lecture: Caroline Williams, University of California, Berkeley – Cold Truths: Evolutionary Impacts of Winter on Terrestrial Ectotherms
  • Bern Lecture: David Norris, University of Colorado at Boulder – Five Decades of Environmental Comparative Endocrinology
  • John A. Moore Lecture: Katayoun Chamany, Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts, The New School – From STEM to STREAMD: Responsibility, Arts, and Design for Inclusive Learning

SICB-Wide Symposia

  • From Small and Squishy to Big and Armored: Genomic, Ecological and Paleontological Insights into the Early Evolution of Animals
  • Science Through Narrative: Engaging Broad Audiences
  • Behavioral and Physiological Adaptation to Urban Environments

Workshop Highlights

  • A Challenge to Define Stress
  • Science Through Story
  • Visual Note-taking
  • Beyond Traditional Mentors
  • Biology on a Budget

Awards Presented

  • George A. Bartholomew Award – Caroline Williams, University California, Berkeley
  • M. Patricia Morse Award – William Hoese, California State University, Fullerton
  • Dorothy M. Skinner Award – Kirstin Brink, University of British Columbia
  • The Student Support Committee announced funding of 28 Grants in aid of Research (GIAR) and 7 Fellowships of Graduate Student Travel (FGST) awards, which were granted to students from all 11 SICB divisions. The newly establishedSteven Vogel Award was presented to Sarah Amonett, University of Mississippi.
  • Best Student Presentation Winners receive awards sponsored by Wiley/Blackwell. Congratulations to all winners!


Awards & Contests

  • American Microscopial Society: Call for Microscopical Photos – Annual Buchsbaum Photo Contest: Do you have a favorite photomicrograph you’d like others to see? It could be the winner! The 2018 Buchsbaum Photo Contest, sponsored by the American Microscopical Society, will be held during the SICB meeting in San Francisco, California. The contest is a memorial to Ralph Buchsbaum, pioneer in cell and tissue culture of animals and champion of photomicrography, and its aim is to encourage microscopical-biological photography. Details can be found on the American Microscopical Society ‘s website:

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