Michael Hengartner, age three, with toy goat.
Michael Hengartner, age 18, in his high school chemistry lab.
Michael Hengartner with his kids, Alex and Sophie, 1999.
How he ended up in Bob Horvitz's lab working on cell death.
Cloning and characterizing the C. elegans cell death gene.
Purpose of programmed cell death.
What happens to those cells that don't die?
Comparisons between C. elegans and human cell death genes
Descriptions of how cell death gene products interact.
Mike Hengartnerand Bob Horvitz used C. elegans to work out the mechanism of programmed cell death.