Developmental Biology at TAGC

April 22–26, 2020 | Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Metro Washington, DC | #TAGC20


TAGC brings together seven research communities at a unique conference to encourage collaboration and inspire new ideas.

Below, we’ve highlighted some of the sessions of particular interest to those working on evolutionary and quantitative genetics. And don’t miss the talks from Claude Desplan, Cassandra Extavour, Elaine Fuchs, Jon Lorsch, Alex Schier, and John Wallingford in the Keynote Sessions!

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Wednesday, April 22

6:45 – 9:00 p.m.
Opening Keynote Session
Denise Montell, University of California, Santa Barbara
Mark Johnston, University of Colorado and Editor in Chief of GENETICS

Thursday, April 23

8:00-10:00 a.m.
Development and Cell Biology (C. elegans)
Jessica Feldman, Stanford University

Genetic Control of Development and Regeneration (Zebrafish)
Christian Mosimann, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Mary Mullins, University of Pennsylvania

1:45-3:45 p.m.
Developmental Genetics: The Germline
Kari Lenhart, Drexel University
Kellee Siegfried, University of Massachusetts

Friday, April 24

8:00-10:00 a.m.
Workshop: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know about Sex
Organizers: R. Graze, K. McJunkin, B. Draper

Workshop: Metabolic Plasticity – Exploring the Flexibility of Metabolic Networks in the Context of Development, Evolution, Environmental Stress, and Disease
Organizers: J. Tennessen, K. Montooth, M. Walhout

Workshop: Single Cell Approaches in Animal Development
Organizers: J. Gagnon, J. Murray

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cell Fate and Patterning (Xenopus)
Jacques Robert, University of Rochester

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Developmental Genetics: Cell Specification and Competition
Lindsey Barske, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Jing Yang, University of Illinois

Saturday, April 25

8:00-10:00 a.m.
Genetics of Neuronal Development and Behavior
Julie Dallmann, University of Miami
Max Heiman, Harvard University

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Developmental Genetics: Organ Systems
Ruth Arkell, Australian National University
John Rawls, Duke University

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Germ Line (C. elegans)
Diana Chu, San Francisco State University

Developmental Genetics (Drosophila)
Mary Baylies, MSKCC
Nic Tapon, Francis Crick Institute
Melanie Worley, UC Berkeley

Developmental Genetics (Mammal)
Teresa Gunn, McLaughlin Research Institute
Lauryl Nutter, The Hospital for Sick Children

Sunday, April 26

8:00-10:00 a.m.
Neuronal Development (C. elegans)
Richard Poole, University College London

Intrigued? Explore the TAGC program:

Professional Development
Keynote Speakers
Community Speakers and Events


Register by April 17 to receive the advance registration discount.