Developmental & Structural Section Best Student Poster Awards

Each year the Developmental & Structural Section of the Botanical Society offers an award for the best student presentation at the annual meetings. A judging committee evaluates each student presentation and selects a winner based on the quality of the work and the presentation. The recipient of the award receives a certificate, a cash award, and is a guest of the Section at the BSA banquet.

Award Recipients:

2014
BEST STUDENT POSTER
Kelsey Galimba, University of Washington, for the poster “Gene duplication and neo-functionalization in the APETALA3 lineage of floral organ identity genes in a non-core eudicot” Co-author: Jesus Martinez-Gomez and Veronica S Di Stilio


2013
BEST STUDENT POSTER
Katie Downing, Eastern Michigan University, for the poster “A S.E.M. survey of Carnivorous North American Purple Pitcher Plant Leaves, Sarracenia purpurea (Sarraceniaceae)” Co-author: Margaret Hanes


2012
BEST STUDENT POSTER
Meng-Ying Tsai, National Taiwan University, for the poster, “A histological study of microsporogenesis and pollen development of Oxalis corymbosa and Oxalis corniculata in Taiwan” Co-authors: Su-Hwa Chen and Wen-Yuan Kao

Rebecca Povilus, Harvard University, for the poster, “Auxin Biosynthesis and Female Reproductive Development in Aquilegia” Co-author: William Friedman


2011
BEST STUDENT POSTER
Saul Hoyos, University Of Missouri Saint Louis and the Missouri Botanical Garden, for the poster, “Anatomical and morphological characteristics among Fusispermum spp. and Rinorea apiculata group (Violaceae) can be useful for understanding the phylogenetic relationships?


2010
BEST STUDENT POSTER
Hugo Martinez Cabrera, University of Connecticut, for the poster, “Integration of wood traits and height in trees and shrubs: Many ways to be a shrub, but only one way to be a tree?” Co-authors: H. Jochen Schenk and Cynthia S. Jones


2009
BEST STUDENT POSTER
Kerri Mocko, Miami University, for his poster, “Contrasting leaf shapes of Pelargonium species vary in extent of solar tracking.” Co-authors: Cynthia Jones and Adrienne Nicotra


2008
BEST STUDENT POSTER
Roger Meicenheimer, Miami University, for his poster, “To Break or Not To Break? – It's What's Inside that Counts!” co-authored with Douglas Coffin and Eric Chapman.


2007
BEST STUDENT POSTER
Qiang Sun, University of California Davis for his paper “Cell wall composition and porosity of intervessel pit membranes in grape stems and possible mechanisms of systemic movement of Xylella fastidiosa, causal pathogen of Pierce’s disease of grape."


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