Pieter Cullis, PhD, is director of the Life Sciences Institute at the University of British Columbia, chairman of the B.C. Personalized Medicine Initiative, and a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UBC. He has a PhD in physics from UBC and did a post-doc at Oxford University in biochemistry. He is also a recipient of the Prix Galien, Canada's top award for developing new drugs to treat disease. Iva Cheung holds an MSc from the University of British Columbia and works as a freelance editor. Both live in Vancouver.
"Pieter Cullis is one of those rare individuals who can conduct cutting-edge science, see how it fits in the big picture, and explain it all with clear, graceful storytelling. This book is essential reading for anyone--from the novice to the insider--who is seeking to understand how medicine is changing."--Luke Timmerman, biotechnology journalist and author of the forthcoming book Hood: A Revolutionary Life in Science and Technology "Cullis will enlighten you as to why personalized medicine will be the greatest technological advance you have ever experienced." - Rob Wright, Chief Editor, Life Science Leader "This is a must-read for anyone who wants a glimpse into medicine's potentially revolutionary future."--Tom Blackwell, The National Post