John Doebley is George W. Beadle WARF Professor of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Prof. Doebley has transformed our understanding of how maize was domesticated. He has discovered genetic changes responsible for the evolution of maize from its wild ancestor (teosinte), including several specific genes and mutations. Doebley's research provides a model for the genetic dissection of complex traits and the domestication process. Doebley is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Eleanor Feingold is Professor of Human Genetics and Biostatistics and Associate Dean for Education in the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh.
Prof. Feingold uses statistical genetics to dissect complex disease variation in humans. She is a thoughtful critic and practitioner of genome-wide association studies, and plays leading roles in consortia unraveling the genetics of Down's syndrome, cancer, dental disease, and meiotic recombination. Feingold is a fellow of the American Statistical Association.