Susan Mango is Benning Professor of Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah and an Investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. She grew up in England and Washington D.C. before attending Harvard University. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton, where she studied the c-myc oncogene with Michael Cole. She was introduced to the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans as a postdoc with Judith Kimble at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and moved to Utah in 1996 to start her own lab. After 13 years at the University of Utah, she will move to Harvard University in July 2009. Her principal focus is transcriptional strategies of organ development, using the C. elegans foregut as a model.
Jonathan Hodgkin graduated from Oxford in 1971 and then did a PhD with Sydney Brenner at MRC LMB in Cambridge, studying behavioural genetics in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Later, after a couple of years working with myxobacteria as a postdoc in Dale Kaiser''s lab at Stanford, he returned to LMB as a staff member, where he remained for most of the subsequent two decades. In the year 2000, he moved to Oxford as Professor of Genetics in the Department of Biochemistry, switching his major research interests from developmental genetics and sex determination to the study of host-pathogen interactions in the worm. For the past ten years, he has acted as curator of the C. elegans genetic map and gene nomenclature, and he is currently President of the Genetics Society of Great Britain.