Douglas R. Miller was born in Erie, Pennsylvania sometime in the 1950's. Dr. Miller obtained his bachelor degree in biology and chemistry from Washington & Jefferson College and his Ph.D. in animal physiology from Cornell University. He has worked as a research scientist since 1977 in such diverse places as Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston), LSU Medical School (New Orleans) and a couple of small companies in College Station, Texas. Currently, he is working as a Research Associate in the Animal Science Department at Texas A&M University while his wife of 22 years, Jane, works in the Medical Microbiology Department.
Having become confirmed "damn Yankees," Doug and Jane and their two cats plan on staying indefinitely.
Dr. Miller has written over 50 scientific papers and grants, mostly in the areas of arthritis, cancer, bone and soft tissue repair, and development of medical diagnostics, but has 'dabbled' in everything from editing a graduate level book in electrochemistry to developing waste disposal technology for NASA. His current research centers on food safety, including development of a method to verify safe cooking of meats, and on development of a new type of wound repair material. This is his first attempt at writing science fiction (unless you count those 50-plus papers and grants), which was attempted because of his lifelong affection for the area.