SICB DVM/DCB regional meeting


Northeast Regional Meeting of the
Division of Vertebrate Morphology and
Division of Comparative Biomechanics

November 12, 2016.
9am – 5pm

Tufts University
Barnum Hall, Room 104
163 Packard Ave.
Medford, MA 02155 (map)

The 2016 northeast regional meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Divisions of Vertebrate Morphology and Comparative Biomechanics, will be held at Tufts University on November 12, 2016.  This will be an exciting day of short talks from researchers in the northeast region.

Speakers should plan to use their own computers and speak for no more than 5 minutes (2-3 slides).  There will be 2 minutes between talks for questions and to switch computers. Registration will cover lunch and two coffee breaks.


Speakers: Unless you have very large movies or come from a lab group that wants to present multiple talks from the same computer, please upload your slides using this link

Upload slides here!

Please upload in Powerpoint or PDF format and name your file “LastnameFirstname.ppt/pdf” by midnight on Friday 11/11/2016. Upload movies as separate files.

If you do not have a Box account you can use the Box email uploader by sending an email to with your files attached. Should you have any problems uploading your files please contact Michael Fath at


West Hall parking lots
175 Packard Ave.
Medford, MA  02155

Parking is also available along Packard Ave or Capen St. E.  Any legal parking space on Tufts campus is available on weekends.

Public Transport to Barnum Hall:

Red Line:  

Option 1:  Take the redline train towards Alewife exit the train at Porter Station and then transfer to the 96 Bus to Davis Square exit at College Avenue @ Dearborn Road. Walk 8 minutes to 163 Packard Avenue, Somerville, MA.

Option 2:  Take the redline train towards Alewife and exit at Davis Square.  Take the 94 Medford West Bus to College Avenue at Dearborn Road.  Walk 8 minutes to 163 Packard Avenue, Somerville, MA.

Option 3: If the weather is nice, it is less than a 20 minute walk from Davis Square to Barnum. Walk up Holland St. out of the square for about 0.3 miles until you reach Cameron Ave. Take a right through the park across from Cameron towards Broadway. When you reach Broadway, cross the street and walk up Packard Ave for about 0.4 miles until you reach Barnum (on your right)



Dinner: A group will be meeting independently to go to Davis Square after the meeting for dinner and/or drinks. If you plan on joining the group, please contact Cassandra Donatelli ( by Wednesday 11/9 so we can make a reservation.

There are other restaurants in the area of Tufts University and Davis Square including:

5 Horses Tavern

400 Highland Avenue, Somerville

Food type:  Modern bar with patio draws a crowd with its big list of draft beers and whiskeys, plus American fare.

Boston Burger Company

37 Davis Square, Somerville

Food type:  Bright, casual eatery with burgers stacked with unconventional toppings, plus veggie options.

The Painted Burro

219 Elm Street, Somerville

Food Type:  Mexican

Red Bones Barbeque

55 Chester Street, Somerville

Food Type:  Barbeque