George A. Wistreich, PhD, F(AAM), was a professor of life sciences and the former chair of life sciences and director of allied health sciences at East Los Angeles College, where he taught for more than 35 years. Earlier he had served as a lecturer at the University of Southern California Medical School and California State University, Los Angeles. In 1983 and 1989, he received a Distinguished Teaching Award and Outstanding Educator Award from the Chicanos for Creative Medicine and the East Los Angeles Alumni Association, respectively.
Dr. Wistreich received a bachelor’s degree in bacteriology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a master’s degree in infectious diseases from the UCLA Medical School, and a doctorate in bacteriology from the University of Southern California. He continued his research studies with the aid of a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellowship. Currently, Dr. Wistreich is a fellow of the American Academy for Microbiology, Linnean Society of London, Royal Society of Health, and the American Institute of Chemists. He has authored and coauthored more than 65 texts, laboratory manuals, study guides, and instructor’s manuals in the areas of anatomy, microbiology, physiology, sexually transmitted diseases, and medical terminology. He has served as chair of Precollege Education for the American Society of Microbiology for 12 years and is a reviewer for Science Books & Films.
Traci Marin, PhD, MPH, RRT, RPGST (Revision), is an assistant research professor, program director, and professor for the Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Schools of Allied Health and Medicine, at Loma Linda University. She is also an adjunct researcher and advisor in the Department of Medicine at Dr. John Shyy’s laboratory at the University of California, San Diego, as well as the founder of Tranquility Community Health. Dr. Marin received a PhD from the University of California, Riverside, in biochemistry and molecular biology; an MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics from Loma Linda University; a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical care from Loma Linda University; and an associate’s degree in respiratory therapy from Victor Valley College.