Michael Peres joined the teaching faculty of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Photographic Arts & Sciences in 1986. He is a professor of biomedical photography and specializes in photomicrography, biomedical photography, and other related applications of photography in science. He served as the chair of the Biomedical Photographic Communications department from 1989 until June 2010, when he became the Associate Chair of the School. Peres has enjoyed a varied photographic career working and living in a number of cities since 1973. He has been actively publishing most of his career and recently served as the editor-in-chief of the Focal Encyclopedia of Photography — 4th Edition, published in 2007. Some of his professional activities include serving as co-chair of the RIT Images from Science and RIT Big Shot projects. Peres received the 2003 RIT Eisenhart Outstanding Faculty Award as well as the 2007 Schmidt Medal, awarded by the BioCommunications Association for lifetime achievement in the field of bio-communications. Michael holds a master’s degree in instructional technology and bachelor’s degrees in biology and biomedical photographic communications. He is also a registered biological photographer.