Charles M. Grisham received his B.S. in chemistry from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1969 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1973. Following a postdoctoral appointment at the Institute for Cancer Research in Philadelphia, he became a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Virginia, where he teaches biochemistry and physical chemistry for 34 years. He has authored numerous papers and review articles on active transport of sodium, potassium, and calcium in mammalian systems, on protein kinase C, and on the applications of NMR and EPR spectroscopy to the study of biological systems. His work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, the Research Corporation, the American Heart Association and the American Chemical Society. A member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Grisham held the Knapp Chair in Chemistry in 1999 at the University of San Diego, was a Visiting Scientist at the Aarhus University Institute of Physiology, Aarhus, Denmark for two years, and received a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health.Garrett, Reginald H. is the author of 'Biochemistry ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780495392903 and ISBN 0495392901.