Lynne A. Opperman, Ph.D., FAAA
I felt honored and delighted to receive this award, which recognizes years of service to the AAA and mentoring of many generations of AAA members. I was involved in AAA from my earliest years as an assistant professor through my now mature career stage. I started on the early career committee and later was elected to the presidential chain (president, president-elect, past president) for six years. Some of my favorite memories are every banquet after the Experimental Biology (EB) meetings, hours socializing in the Anatomy lounge, line-dancing with other anatomists, serendipitous meeting-ups with old colleagues and friends, sitting in amazing presentations and learning something new every day at EB meetings, and meeting and being able to chat with science rock stars, such as Nobel Award winners!