The Society for Developmental Biology is sponsoring a DC Metro STEM Event Developmental Biology, Birth Defects, and Diseases on Wednesday, April 23 from 6 - 8 pm at George Washington University. This free public lecture, features scientists—including 2008 Nobel Prize winner, Martin Chalfie—who will discuss how studying development in model organisms gives us clues to origins of human birth defects and diseases that manifest later in life. The target audience is middle and high school students, teachers, and anyone interested in development. Speakers: Martin Chalfie, PhD (SDB President and 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Columbia U), Irene Zohn, PhD (Children's Research Inst), Maximilian Muenke, MD (National Institutes of Health), Susan M. Smith, PhD (U Wisconsin-Madison) and Anthony LaMantia, PhD (George Washington U). For more information visit http://sdbonline.org/2014scifest_publiclecture.