About the Author
Sean R. Gallagher, Ph.D. is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for UVP, LLC (Upland, CA), where he oversees applied technology and product development for specialty light source and life science imaging products. He is on the corporate advisory councils of the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences and Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, CA) and has eight patents on technologies he has codeveloped. He received his doctorate in Botany from the University of California at Riverside and completed a post-doctoral position at Stanford University.
Emily A. Wiley, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Joint Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges (Claremont, CA), where she is actively involved in teaching undergraduate laboratory-intensive courses and mentoring students in original research. She received her doctorate in the area of molecular genetics from the University of Washington and held postdoctoral research positions at the University of Rochester and at The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle She maintains an active research program studying chromatin assembly and modification in Tetrahymena thermophila, which serves the dual function of providing undergraduates the opportunity to engage in modern life science.