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Joan Slonczewski is a professor of biology at Kenyon College, where she teaches microbiology every year. She received her Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University and did her postdoctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania. She has earned a silver medal in the National Professor of the Year program of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. She has published numerous research articles with undergraduate authors on pH regulation, as well as publishing numerous science-fiction novels. One of these novels, A Door into the Ocean, earned the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.
John Foster is a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Alabama. He received his Ph.D. from Hahnemann University (now Drexel University School of Medicine) and completed his postdoctoral work at Georgetown University. Dr. Foster has coauthored three editions of the textbook Microbial Physiology and has published over one hundred journal articles describing the physiology and genetics of microbial stress responses. He has served as chair of the Microbial Physiology and Metabolism division of the American Society for Microbiology and as a member of the editorial advisory board of the journal Molecular Microbiology.