View our Webinars!

ISRB is excited to announce that our first two webinar talks are now available for viewing on YouTube! Please click the links below to view the talks.

Webinar 1-
“Generic injuries are sufficient to induce ectopic Wnt organizers in Hydra”
Jack Cazet
Juliano Lab
University of California, Davis, USA


Webinar 2-
“In vivo proximity labeling identifies cardiomyocyte protein networks during zebrafish heart regeneration”

Mira Pronobis, PhD
Poss Lab
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina, USA

After you have had a chance to view the talks, our presenters are happy to answer your questions. Please submit your questions to no later than July 23, 4pm EDT.  Your questions will be answered in a subsequent webinar in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! 


We are excited to start planning the inaugural 2023 Biennial Conference, and we are now requesting/opening the call for proposals for an ideal location. This conference will be held in mid to late 2023 for 4 to 5 days. We anticipate in-person attendance of 300 to 600 people, depending on the location. You would work with ISRB Board of Directors to plan the meeting and shape the scientific program.

Please submit a proposal, up to two pages, describing the following components:

  1. Location and nearby airport(s) Have you or others hosted previous conferences at this location?
  2. Local organizing committee
  3. Venue, including meeting rooms and lodging (included expected costs of hotel rooms).
  4. Draft schedule of sessions including time for invited keynote speakers, speakers selected from submitted abstracts, poster sessions, meals, other components and outings. Please include a brief description of virtual components of meeting for those who are unable to travel to the meeting site.
  5. A proposed budget, including meeting expenses. Indicate if these costs include professional conference organization. Indicate expected fundraising, including local institutional sponsorships, company sponsorships, funds from grants, and income from suggested conference fees. The ISRB is likely to be able to raise additional funds through pursuit of sponsorships or meeting grants; however, please note that major contributions from host institutions are typically required to finance a meeting of this size.

Submit your proposals to Proposals are due by August 1, 2021 and will be reviewed by members of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Please contact Ken Poss ( or Henry Roehl ( with questions. Note that proposals to be considered for the 2025 ISRB Conference are also welcome.

Virtual Launch Meeting

The ISRB plans to hold conferences every other year on the odd year, starting in April 2021.

Our launch will be held virtually on April 8-9, 2021 on portions of each day. We will host two Keynote talks, four invited talks, and have 8 awarded trainee talks from submitted abstracts. Our schedule will be posted here as it comes available.

Please visit our Meetings and Events pages to find out more information. Members will receive a discount and be eligible for trainee prizes.

Welcome to ISRB!

The International Society for Regenerative Biology founded in 2021 to promote Community, Research, & Education in the field of regeneration worldwide.

While the community as a whole showed initial interest in this society, we want to spotlight the efforts of the founding members who have worked diligently to get the society off the ground:

  • Kenneth D. Poss, Ph.D. is the James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, USA. His research explores mechanisms of tissue regeneration in the zebrafish model system. He will serve as the founding President of ISRB. He can be found on Twitter @Ken_Poss_Lab or on his lab website.
  • Elly Tanaka, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist at IMP, Vienna, Austria. Her research focuses on unravelling the molecular cell biology of limb and spinal cord regeneration and the evolution of regeneration. She will serve as the President-Elect of ISRB. She can be found on her lab website.
  • Henry Roehl, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield in Sheffield, UK. His research focuses on the genetic regulation of musculoskeletal development and regeneration in zebrafish. He will serve as the founding Secretary of ISRB. He can be found on his lab website.
  • Sabine Eming, M.D. is a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Cologne in Cologne, Germany. Her research program aims at a deeper understanding of how the skin senses tissue damage and how these events translate into a regenerative response or disease. She will serve as the founding Treasurer of ISRB. She can be found on her lab website.
  • Amy L. Dickson, M.B.A. is the Executive Director of the Duke Regeneration Center at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA. While she spent roughly a decade doing research in the Poss Lab, Amy found her calling in the business side of research. She will serve as the founding Executive Director of ISRB.

These five members look forward to kicking off the community at our first virtual conference in April 2021.

How you can get involved with the ISRB community now:

  • Join as a Member to receive invitations to our seminars, conferences, and virtual workshops
  • Add Jobs to our Job Board!
  • Volunteer to give a talk or become an active member in the community!
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