Dr. Tobias Isaac Baskin received the Jeanette Siron Pelton award by the Botanical Society of America for his outstanding work in the field of Botany. This award of $1,000 is given from a special endowment fund in memory of Jeanette Siron Pelton to encourage younger investigators to pursue research in the field of experimental plant morphology. Dr. Baskin is currently Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts. His work has combined physiological, cytological, ultrastructural and genetic approaches to his studies of cell growth. He has made fundamental contributions to the understanding of how local cortical microtubule organization contributes to cell and ultimately organ growth in longitudinal and radial directions.