Welcome New Teratology Society Members!

The Teratology Society Membership Committee would like to welcome the newest members of our Society! Below is the list of new members who have joined since July 2016.

We urge our new members to take advantage of the many opportunities offered by the Society to get involved. For ongoing networking and career development, one of the best ways to stay connected is to join a committee. Take a moment to read about our committees, and email hcarskaddan@teratology.org if you are interested in becoming active on one. Also, we encourage you to explore BDR Connection. Update your profile, read the latest Society news, check the Job Bank, access the member directory, view educational webinars, and more on this robust members-only website. As you build your professional relationships and get involved, please encourage your colleagues to apply for membership. Feel free to share our electronic membership brochure and student/postdoc membership flyer.

What does our society mean to our current members? Read about how the Teratology Society has shaped the scientific career of one of our sustaining members:

“It has always made a lot of sense to me, actually since high school biology, that if one understands the processes involved in normal development, then understanding abnormal development and all biological processes including the mechanisms behind cancer would be attainable.  It was in the 1970’s, when I first worked in a Safety Assessment Department at a pharmaceutical company that I was first introduced to the Teratology Society.  The complexity of understanding birth defects and their causes from the clinic down to the molecular level became clearer to me, as did the importance of being able to integrate across multiple disciplines (clinical, academic, and regulatory).  The genetic factors and epigenetic mechanisms, including nutrition and exposure to chemicals, that can results in birth defects are becoming clearer, although much work still needs to be done.

Since my attendance at the Teratology Society meeting in 1975, I have been able to be involved in the prevention of birth defects, help ensure the funding for new research and expand my understanding of the mechanisms behind normal and abnormal development.  It has been a great privilege to have learned the basic principles of our field from the experts who conceived and developed these principles.  Being able to see how these principles are used in practice has also been a learning experience for me that I have been very lucky to be part of.  I only hope that I can continue to learn and support those scientists who work daily to eliminate or reduce the number of birth defects through the support of the Teratology Society.”  

--Alan M. Hoberman, PhD, DABT, Fellow ATS, and Vice President, Teratology Society

New Members of the Teratology Society since July 1, 2016: 

Regular Members

  • Ahmed Ahmed
  • Brooke Griffin
  • David Volz
  • Eduardo Rosa-Molinar
  • Hudson Freeze
  • James Cray
  • Jose Fernando Arena
  • Kristen Ryan
  • Lisa Marengo
  • Masha Yazdy
  • Ryan Philip Richards-Doran
  • Sang-Tae Kim
  • Sara Ephross
  • Sara Wirbisky
  • Wei-Bin Shen
  • Daniel Fisher
  • Elizabeth Wysoczanski
  • Pallavi McElroy
  • Qikun Zhang
  • Deanna Newcomb (change in Membership Type from Associate to Regular)

Associate Members

  • Anthony Scalzo
  • Heather Toy
  • Michelle Smith
  • Ellen McGlinchey
  • Francine Beaudry
  • Andres Fernandez Gancedo
  • Porsha Thomas
  • SunJung Kim

Student/Postdoc Members

  • Desire Buckley
  • Ana Hinojosa Amaya
  • Erin Yost
  • Jacopo Troisi
  • Jenny Rangmar

 

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