Dr. Hodges has been Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics and the John Stewart Chair in Peptide Chemistry at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, for the past 20 years. He has a broad background in synthetic peptide chemistry having trained with Dr. Bruce Merrifield at Rockefeller University, a Nobel Laureate who developed solid-phase peptide chemistry. Dr. Hodges has successfully used this technology to study the structure and function of peptides and proteins, the feasibility of developing antimicrobial peptides with specificity for Gram-negative pathogens to developing synthetic peptide vaccines to α-helical B-cell epitopes in Type 1 fusion proteins of emerging and re-emerging viruses. He has won many awards. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Vincent Du Vigneaud Award from the American Peptide Society for outstanding achievements in peptide/protein research and most recently the Bruce Merrifield Award for outstanding lifetime accomplishment in peptide research recognizing the highest level of scientific creativity in 2017.