A certificate and monetary prize was awarded for the 2014 Best Contributed Paper presented orally by a student at the Annual Meeting (SICB/AMS) in San Francisco, California. Current students or graduates who have received a degree not more than 12 months prior to the meeting are eligible to compete for the awards. The work presented must be original and must be carried out principally by the student presenting the paper. Membership in AMS is not a requirement.
Bruno Vellutini , Sars Centre, Norway: Beyond boundaries: expression of “segment polarity” genes during larval lobe development in brachiopods.
Honorable Mention 2014
Megan Martik, Duke University: Mechanisms of primordial germ cell migration in the sea urchin, Lytechinus variegatus.