The Developmental Biology training program oversees the Cell and Developmental Biology journal club (CDBJC), which is held every week during Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. DBP trainees are required to register and participate. Students, post docs, and faculty share in these lively presentations and discussions. Each week, one person (trainee or faculty) leads an interactive seminar and another person (trainee or faculty) is responsible for commenting on and critiquing the presentation after the session. Presenters select papers for discussion at least a week in advance that are posted in PDF format on a website providing password-protected downloads. All trainees must present at least once per year. This weekly meeting, currently drawing about 40 participants, provides important interactions among trainees to enrich their exposure to a broad range of developmental biology-related research.