Eugenia del Pino was a Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE) in Quito, Ecuador, where her research focussed on understanding the unique development of marsupial frogs. During her career, Eugenia was elected to the US National Academy of Science in 2006 and was awarded the L’Oréal-UNESCO prize for women in science (2000), The Latin American Society for Developmental Biology prize (2019) and the Eugenio Espejo National Prize from the Government of Ecuador in 2012. This year, Eugenia was awarded the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) Lifetime Achievement award. We talked to Eugenia about the impact of receiving this award, her work at PUCE and the importance of mentorship in her career.

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