In late September, Lucy M. Hinder, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Michigan’s Program for Neurology Research and Discovery, was awarded the 2015 Wolfe Neuropathy Research prize at the American Neurological Association annual meeting. The award is named for a Tennessee businessman, Winston Wolfe, who made his fortune selling safety eyewear and started a foundation to support research on peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Hinder is the first woman and the first scientist without a medical degree to be given this award. In an interview before the meeting, she discussed the events and mentors that helped shape her career.