2001 Experimental Biology Meeting
Interim Meeting of the AACBNC
Experimental Biology '2001
An executive committee meeting and an interim meeting
and socializer are planned  for  the AACBNC at EB ’2001
in Orlando.  The time of the executive committee
meeting is 4:00 - 5:30 pm and that of the interim meeting-
socializer is 5:30-7:30 pm.  Both meetings will be held in
the Peabody hotel directly across from the Convention
Center on Saturday, March 31.  The dates of EB ’2001 are
Saturday, March 31- Wednesday, April 4, 2001.

The socializer will be sponsored by The Anatomical
Record, a Wiley-Liss publication.
Experimental Biology '2001 should be well
attended.  Member societies represented
will be:  

The American Association of Anatomists

The American Physiological Society

American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental

American Society for Investigative Pathology

American Society for Nutritional Sciences

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Guest Societies of the American
Association of Anatomists will be:

American Association of Veterinary Anatomists

Cajal Club

Information for the submission of
abstracts to Experimental Biology '2001
can be found at

The deadline is November 6, 2000.
Keynote Address  

for the American Association of  Anatomists
at EB '2001
Supported by JEOL USA, Inc.

Organized by Paul B. Lazarow, Ph.D.
President-Elect of the AACBNC

Jeffrey T. Laitman, Ph.D.
Dr. Jeffrey T. Laitman, Ph.D. Professor of Cell Biology
and Anatomy at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine,
has agreed to give a keynote address on “The Origins
of Speech” at Experimental Biology '2001.  His talk will
take place at 6:30 pm on Sunday, April 1.  Dr. Laitman is
internationally recognized for his research on the
subject.  He has spoken on his work at the
Anthropology Institute in Zurich, a conference on the
origins of language in London, the International
Association for the Study of Human Paleontology in
South Africa, the American Museum of Natural History
in New York, and the New York Academy of Medicine
within the last several years.  Dr. Laitman’s research
has been featured on French and on Italian TV, ABC
News, BBC World Service, and the Discovery Channel,
and was the subject of a TV special by the Japan
Broadcasting Company.  He has given keynote
addresses to academic organizations including the
American Association of Dental Schools, and the
American Association of Pediatric Otolaryngology.  

Dr. Laitman is a passionate and dynamic speaker.  The
topic has brought appeal that may be expected to
attract an audience from diverse attendees at the
Experimental Biology '2001 Meeting.
Chairpersons' Symposium

for the
American Association of Anatomists
at EB '2001

Organized by  Joseph C. Besharse, Ph.D.
President of the AACBNC
Sunday, April 1, 2001
2:30 - 4:30 pm

Advanced Model Systems for Vertebrate Growth and

Chair:  Dr. Joseph C. Besharse
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Medical College of Wisconsin
Stephen Duncan, Ph.D.  (Medical College of
Wisconsin, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology
and Anatomy )
"Advanced Genetic Manipulation to Study Early
Development of the Mouse"

Kristin Kroll, Ph.D.  (Washington University,  
Department of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology)
"Neural Cell Fate Determination in the Vertebrate

Electra Coucouvannis, Ph.D.  (University of
Minnesota, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and
"Control of Cell Death during Mouse Embryonic

Jeffrey Molkentin, Ph.D.  (University of Cincinnati,
Department of Pediatrics)
"Transgenic and Knockout Approaches toward
Dissecting Cardiac Growth and Development"