The Editor

Dr. William Blackhall (BSc/MSc/PhD), the Editor, lives in Canada. His early training in zoology led to a BSc from the University of Guelph in Wildlife Biology. After working at Canada's National Museum of Natural Sciences (now the Museum of Nature) in Canada's capital, Ottawa, Dr. Blackhall entered the field of plant breeding with the Alberta Wheat Pool, BioTechnica Canada, and Pioneer Hi-Bred International. Eventually, his interests turned to the molecular aspects of life, particularly genetics. A return to university led to an MSc from the University of Alberta in molecular phylogenetics of fish and a PhD in the molecular genetics of drug resistance in parasites from McGill University in Montreal. Dr. Blackhall has conducted scientific research at universities in Canada, Australia, and Germany and has edited biological documents over a period of 30 years.