Gaudenz Danuser was trained at ETH Zurich in Geodetic Engineering (Diploma), and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Ph.D.). He did his postdoctoral training in Woods Hole at the MBL, where he immersed himself into research in live cell imaging and cellular mechanics. Before being recruited to UTSW as a CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research and Patrick E. Haggerty Distinguished Chair in Basic Biomedical Science he held faculty positions at ETH Zurich (Mechanical Engineering), The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA (Cell Biology), and Harvard Medical School, Boston (Cell Biology). Since fall 2015 he is the inaugural chair of the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics. In the lab his role is centered on supporting everyone’s science and career ambitions, and maintaining good relationships with funding entities. Gaudenz is from Switzerland and in his free time enjoys hiking with his family.