Joel DacksDr Joel Dacks was awarded the Hutner Prize in recognition of his contributions in elucidating the diversity of membrane-trafficking machinery in diverse microbial eukaryotes and reconstructing the potential membrane-trafficking complement in the Last Eukaryotic Common Ancestor (LECA). The ISOP Awards Committee noted that his significant publication record and successful collaborations in various genome projects of protists have subsequently allowed him to contribute significantly in resolving the order of evolution of trafficking machinery and the discovering of unanticipated membrane-trafficking complexes and pathways in a variety of eukaryotes.