Dr. Peter Setlow is Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics at UConn Health in Farmington, CT. He received a BA in Chemistry from Swarthmore College, and a PhD in Biochemistry from Brandeis University. After postdoctoral work in the Department of Biochemistry at Stanford University Medical School with the late Nobel Laureate Dr. Arthur Kornberg, he joined the faculty of the University of Connecticut Health Center (now UConn Health) in the Department of Biochemistry. His research interests are the formation, biochemistry, resistance, killing and germination of spores of the bacteria of Bacillus species, and he has published more than 500 articles on the biochemistry, physiology, resistance, killing and germination of spores of various Bacillus species. Dr. Setlow has been a Principal Investigator on grants from the NIH and the Department of Defense for more than 40 years. He is currently a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Bacteriology, Applied and Environmental Microbiology and the International Journal of Food Microbiology, and an editor of Journal of Applied Microbiology, Letters in Applied Microbiology and PLoS One. Dr. Setlow is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, an Honorary Member of the Society for Applied Microbiology in the United Kingdom, and a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. Dr. Setlow is also a member in the American Society for Microbiology, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.