66th Annual Drosophila Research Conference

March 19–23, 2025 | Town and Country Resort | San Diego, CA | #Dros25

About the Conference 

The Annual Drosophila Research Conference is the premier meeting for Drosophila researchers. More than 1,000 presentations will cover the gamut of Drosophila investigations, from genetics to molecular biology, cell biology, development, immunology, physiology, neuroscience, evolution, and more. In addition to the invited speakers in the Plenary Sessions and the abstract-driven Platform Sessions, the 2025 meeting will feature attendee-organized workshops, and a wide range of professional development and networking events. 

Join us in San Diego

#Dros25 will be held at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, CA. The hotel and conference center, surrounded by lush gardens and palm trees, is only minutes away from beautiful beaches, hiking trails, an array of restaurants and shops, outdoor gathering spots, and more! With a little bit of everything and a serene backdrop, this venue is ideal for catching up with colleagues, discussing your research, building collaborations, and sparking new ideas.

Town and Country Resort - San Diego, CA

Keynote Address

Denise Montell
University of California, Santa Barbara

Denise Montell is Duggan Professor and Distinguished Professor in the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She served as the 2020 Genetics Society of America President. Her research focuses on the oogenesis process in Drosophila and border cell migration, and her lab works to identify novel cell behaviors and translate fundamental discoveries in cell biology into treatments for cancer and degenerative diseases.


Larry Sandler Award

The Larry Sandler Memorial Lecture is presented by an outstanding recent PhD graduate on the opening day of the conference. Any student completing a PhD in an area of Drosophila research between July 2023 and December 2024 is eligible and may be nominated by their thesis advisor, department chair, or supervisory committee member. Nominations are due December 13, 2024. Learn more and submit a nomination.

Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Award

The Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Award supports registration costs for undergraduate GSA members who will present research at the Annual Drosophila Research Conference. Applicants must be current GSA members who are undergraduate students. Applications are due by September 18, 2024.


Thank you to our Premier Sponsors

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Genetics Society of America

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is an international community of biologists from all career stages and more than 50 countries.