Amitava Dasgupta, PhD, is a tenured full professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston. He has published 221 scientific papers, wrote many invited review articles and abstracts, edited, co-edited, co-authored and authored a total of 21 books, including Science of Drinking: How Alcohol Affects Your Body and Mind (R&L, 2011). He is on the Editorial Board of five major medical journals including American Journal of Clinical Pathology and Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He is the recipient of 2009 Irvine Sunshine Award from the International Association for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology. He also received Outstanding Contribution to Education Award from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry in 2010.