For his “tremendous contributions to our understanding of the mechanics of tissue and organ formation,” the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) has honored Campàs with the 2019 Elizabeth D. Hay New Investigator Award. According to SDB, “his work has provided seminal insights about the physical mechanisms underlying tissue morphogenesis and will allow developmental biologists to connect their molecular and genetic data to the physical forces that sculpt the embryo.”
Established in 2017, this award recognizes new investigators who have performed outstanding research in developmental biology during the early stages of their independent careers. It is named for developmental biologist Elizabeth Dexter Hay, a pioneer in the field who made major contributions to our fundamental understanding of limb regeneration and the role of extracellular matrix in cell type specification.
To view the complete story, please read 'Tremendous Contributions' by Sofia Fernandez published in The Current.