Martin R. Schiller received a B.S. from Hofstra University and a Ph.D. from Utah State University, both in Biochemistry. After 3 postdoctoral fellowships he was appointed to the faculty at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and later at the University of Connecticut. He is now a Prabhu-endowed full professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he is the founding and executive director of the Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine. His research is focused on functional genomics applied to disease. He has published 75 papers supported by 26 research grants totaling ~$30M, mostly from the NIH. His research has spawned the first Las Vegas biotech startup company, Heligenics. He has taught many classes, mentored many students and faculty, received a number of awards, and produced a suite of bioinformatics tools for scientists.