In This Issue…


President’s Report
The weather outside is frigid while the politics outside is fiery—a good time for us to reflect about our society and its role as we start a new year with an added touch of uncertainty and challenge.  As a society we do have choices and we will continue to be active in our discipline and beyond.  You’ll note that two of our members, Neal Stewart and Ted Klein, were active participants in a national forum on Genetically Engineered Crops sponsored by National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine—summarized in this issue of In Vitro Reports. The conclusions our nationally recognized scientific leaders made were that genetically engineered crops are safe, that the trends of increased yield and trait gains year after year are being realized and often dramatically so in developing economies while they also pointed out the exceptions that weren’t as obvious..……>
Meet the Keynote Speaker
atalaWe are very pleased to announce that Dr. Anthony Atala, M.D., will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Society for In Vitro Biology annual meeting.  His seminar, “Regenerative Medicine: Current Concepts and Changing Trends” will be presented on June 12th in Raleigh, NC..…..>
Distinguished Service Award

At the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 World Congress on In Vitro Biology (San Diego, CA), Dr. Eugene Elmore (SIVB Past President) honored the following outgoing Board of Directors members with a Distinguished Service Award: Allan Wenck (Vice President), Mary Welter (Member-at-Large), Elizabeth Roemer (Member-at-Large, not pictured), Barbara Reed (Publications Chair), Nancy Reichert (Public Policy Chair), and David Songstad (Past President)..……>

Membership Matters

During my time as a graduate student in the Masters of Biomedical Sciences program at Midwestern University (Downers Grove, IL), I was presented with the opportunity to attend the SIVB 2014 meeting in Savannah, GA.
Member News

Check out the latest news from SIVB Members Dennis Laska and Ted Klein
readmore
New Members

SIVB Welcomes Its New Members in 2017!

readmore

Journal Highlights

Taste buds are chemoreceptors that function in the gustatory system. They are localized mainly in the tongue gustatory epithelium in mice. A taste bud is an aggregate of fusiform taste cells and the innervation of gustatory nerves sustains the turn-over of taste cells.

readmore