Members of the American Society of Parasitologists and guests, it is with the utmost pleasure and joy that I introduce Dr. Gerardo Pérez-Ponce de León as the recipient of the 2014 Clark P. Read Mentor Award. On behalf of those who submitted letters supporting his nomination, I thank the committee chaired by Dr. Valerie McKenzie and the Society for recognizing our mentor.

Dr. Pérez-Ponce de León has used his teaching skills to inspire undergraduate and graduate students, who have also found in him an example of dedication to research and mentoring. His indefatigable efforts have served as an example of discipline, a strong work ethic, and determination to pursue goals and attain change. Throughout his career, Dr. Pérez-Ponce de León has influenced the research at the Instituto de Biología of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) by incorporating phylogenetic and quantitative tools that helped in transforming and diversifying...

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