About the Author
Ron was trained as a biochemist and had a career conducting research into gene control mechanisms. Most recently, he directed a laboratory at the Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle from which he retired in 2002. As part of that career, Ron published over 100 articles and book chapters in major research journals and wrote numerous grant applications. Thus, Ron has extensive experience in technical writing and exposition. Since retiring from science Ron has pursued a second career in photography. Ron co-published a book on Spruce Root Baskets for which he did the photography. And he has published in national photo magazines. Ron has work for several years conduction extensive research into methods for making high quality digital negatives and has printing many of his own images using these techniques.