Bill Sullivan is author of "Pleased To Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are" (National Geographic Books). He is the Showalter Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he studies infectious disease and genetics. Bill has published nearly 100 papers in scientific journals and written for National Geographic, Scientific American, Scientific American MIND, Discover, COSMOS, Psychology Today, and more. He's appeared on CNN, Fox & Friends, The Doctors, Science Fantastic with Michio Kaku, and more. Bill received his Ph.D. in Molecular & Cell Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. More info at www.AuthorBillSullivan.com.
0000-0003-1823-8642 Peter Hotez Back in the 1980s, when I was an MD/PhD student in New York, I learned a lot about biochemistry and molecular pathogenesis of infectious diseases. I also gained some understanding about the