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Ganapati Mudur, Kevin Hand, Derek Dudek


Ganapati Mudur, “Indian Institute Scientists Use Filters to Solve Proteins Faster,” p. 33, is a science journalist in New Delhi, India. He has been writing about research as well as policy issues in science, technology, and medicine for 15 years, covering wide-ranging beats — from geosciences to public health to space technology. He was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT during 1999-2000, a time that he says he spent “gearing up for the century of the genome.”

Kevin Hand, who designed the 2002 GT All-Stars trophy, is a graphic artist and designer working for Newsweek in New York. He has worked as a news journalist and information designer for the last 15 years at various newspapers including the Chicago Tribune and The Honolulu Star-Bulletin in Hawaii. Kevin makes it a point to say he knows little of genome technology and its uses, but remarks that he had ambitions as a kid to invent real sea monkeys one day so people would stop passing off those stupid brine shrimp as the real thing.

Derek Dudek, who photographed All-Stars Martin Leach and Jonathan Rothberg in New Haven, Conn., for this month’s cover story, specializes in portrait photography for advertising, editorial, and corporate clients. His background ranges from corporate communications to major motion picture production, and he has worked on television shows such as “Law & Order” and “MTV Sports.” His work has appeared in a number of group exhibitions.


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