Month: December 2006

Call for Award Nominations

There are a number of award opportunities for members to receive in 2007. Below is a listing of the awards available. Nominations are due soon, so review the criteria at and let us know if you know any eligible candidates! Lifetime Achievement The Society of In Vitro Biology established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989 to recognize those who have achieved academic excellence in their field of study and to honor those who have made significant contributions to the field of in vitro biology and/or in the development of novel technologies that have advanced in vitro biology. Fellow...

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SIVB Fellow Awards

The Fellow Award recognizes current members of the SIVB who have been active members for at least 10 years. A Fellow has made outstanding contributions in their area of specialization or discipline to include research, teaching, and administration in public, government, academic, or private industry activities. Information on additional award winners will be provided in future issues of the In Vitro Report Dennis Laska Dennis Laska was awarded the SIVB Fellow Award during the 2006 In Vitro Biology Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. Dennis first joined the Society as a student member while attending the Pennsylvania State University. He has...

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SIVB Student Awards

The following student awards were presented at the 2006 In Vitro Biology Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Information related to the available specific student awards can be found on the SIVB website ( or by contacting the SIVB Business Office at (919) 420-7940,, or Dr. Pamela Weathers, Chair, Student Affairs and Awards Committee, at (508) 831-5196, email:   Phillip White Award In Vitro Production of Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) Microrhizomes as a Potential Source for Secondary Metabolites. Production of phytochemicals through the use of cell, callus, and hairy-root culture has been studied significantly in the past. In this study,...

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Journal Highlights

Heterogeneity Amongst Splenic Stromal Cell Lines Which Support Dendritic Cell Hematopoiesis The hematopoiesis of dendritic cells (DC) supported by splenic stroma has been studied in this laboratory since the early 90s. As a PhD student in the lab, Keping Ni first developed a culture system which continuously produced cells with DC characteristics. This finding occurred well before we knew markers to distinguish this cell type, and before specific antibodies became available. Over time, the maintenance of progenitors within the stromal matrix was evident. A number of studies then showed the production of immature myeloid DC by a number of...

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    News from the In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences Section Professor Kim O’Connor recently received the Tulane Health Sciences Award for Leadership & Excellence in Intercampus Collaborative Research and was awarded as principal investigator a $ 496,381 grant from the National Science Foundation on adult bone marrow stem cells. Associate Professor Michael J. Fay was awarded, as principal investigator, a $209,935 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute entitled “Use of RNAi to investigate cullin-5 function in breast cancer.” Dr. Fay was also recently promoted to Director of Biomedical Sciences at Midwestern University (Downers Grove,...

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  • President’s Report

    The importance of mentors: The annual meeting presentations of the lifetime achievement awards are an opportunity to reflect on the successful careers of our fellow ...
  • 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting Update

    WELCOME TO THE 2019 IN VITRO BIOLOGY MEETING We are excited to welcome you to the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting, which will be held from ...
  • 2019 Meeting News

    There are so many exciting events happening during this year’s meeting.  Check out what’s new: Saturday, June 8: Advanced Flow Cytometry Applications and Data Analysis Tuesday Evening, ...
  • Education Committee Update – Issues in Biotechnology

    The SIVB is proud to announce that it has hosted a video recorded Lecture Series titled Issues in Biotechnologyon their website under the Education Tab; ...
  • In Memoriam

    Dr. Arthur McIntosh, Insect Cell Culturist and Virologist Dr. Art McIntosh, a pioneer in insect cell culture, passed away peacefully at his home, after a long ...
  • UN Biodiversity Conference Recap

    Explaining “Synthetic Biology” and defending Plant Science at the 2018 United Nations Biodiversity Conference While most of the US was focused on mid-term elections, Washington politics, ...
  • Journal Highlights

    Butyric acid induces spontaneous adipocyte differentiation of porcine bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells Butyric acid (BA) affects the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) through the activation of different transcriptional pathways. The aim of ...
  • Member News

    Title of the volume: Transgenic Plants. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1864. Humana Press, New York, NY Editors : Sandeep Kumar, Pierluigi Barone, Michelle Smith This book ...
  • New Members

    SIVB Welcomes New Members in 2019 Huda Abmed Alzahrani, Eastern Illinois University Angelo Alvarez, Pierce College Jesse Argueta, California State, San Bernadino Mohammad Fazle Azim, Arkansas State University Richa Bajaj, ...
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The In Vitro Report accepts submissions from members or interested scientists. Submissions must include author’s name, address, phone, or other number where you can be reached. For additional information regarding submissions to In Vitro Report, contact Sylvia A. Mitchell or Michael J. Fay, Editors-in-Chief, by phone or email or contact the SIVB office.

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