Robb Krumlauf Awarded Society Medal

Scientific Director Robb Krumlauf, PhD

Scientific Director Robb Krumlauf, PhD, was awarded the 2018 Edwin G. Conklin Medal for his contributions to the field of developmental biology and mentorship of the next generation of scientists.

Krumlauf received the prestigious award from the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) for his extensive body of work on the role of Hox genes in regulating the vertebrate body plan.

Krumlauf was the first to publish a description of spatiotemporal expression of Hox genes in a mammal. His detailed analysis of Hox clusters and how they are regulated to control segment identity provided foundational studies in his field. His comparative studies in mouse, chick, and zebrafish continue to provide critical information on how different species deploy their conserved gene regulatory networks to form diverse structures.

Throughout Krumlauf’s career, first as head of the Division of Developmental Neurobiology at the National Institute for Medical Research in London and then as investigator and scientific director of the Stowers Institute, he has provided mentorship to countless students and postdocs. Krumlauf will receive his award and present a feature lecture at the SDB 77th Annual Meeting in July 2018.