The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology hosted a department retreat on May 23, 2013. The long day featured talks by departmental faculty and staff about their current research. There were also sessions for networking and specific discussions on topics regarding shared resources and a forum for students and post docs.. The retreat was held at Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, in Boylston, MA. Jaime Rivera, Stephen Jones and Kristen Maki coordinated the event, with audio visual expertise from Thomas Delaney.