Anthony J. F. Griffiths is a Professor of Botany, Emeritus, at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on developmental genetics using the model fungus Neurospora crassa. He has served as president of the Genetics Society of Canada and two terms as Secretary-General of the International Genetics Federation. He was recently awarded the Fellow Medal of the International Mycological Association.
John F. Doebley is a Professor of Genetics and Chair of the Department of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He studies the genetics of crop domestication using the methods of population and quantitative genetics. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2003 and served as the president of the American Genetic Association in 2005. In 2015, he was awarded the Gregor Mendel Medal by the British Genetics Society. He teaches general genetics at the University of Wisconsin.
Catherine L. Peichel is a Professor of Evolutionary Ecology at the University of Bern, Switzerland. She studies the genetic, developmental and genomic mechanisms that underlie evolutionary processes using stickleback fish as a model system. Dr. Peichel was named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2013 and served as President of the American Genetic Association in 2015. She teaches evolutionary biology at the University of Bern.
David A. Wassarman is a Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on the genetics of neurodegenerative diseases using Drosophila melanogaster. In 1997, he was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He teaches molecular genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.