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.