A B.Sc. (microbiology), M.Sc. (cell biology), and Ph.D. (cell biology), PHV was a tenured university professor and research scientist with a published record of 45+ peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters—either as first author, principal investigator, or collaborator.
After a career of some 22+ years, he opted to take his early retirement in the summer of 2019 and plunge head-on in his (other) passion: writing. Reader of science-fiction/fantasy books, graphic novels, and comic books since his pre-teen years, he is currently enjoying his life as an ‘early’ retiree while focusing his creative energies into putting down in words a hero’s tale—Trajan Valence’s—that has been bouncing around in his brain for too many years.