Dr. Herman W. W. Fennell II received his Doctarate from Howard University investigating Oryza sativa and Arabidopsis thaliana Receptor for Activated C Kinase 1 (RACK1) Mediated Environmental Stress Signaling Pathways and received his M.S. and B.S. from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Animal Health Science with an emphasis in Breeding and Genetics investigating the Potential for Small-Scale Farmers to Produce Niche-Market Pork by using Alternative Diets, Breeds and Rearing Environments. Prior to joining Hampton University, Dr. Fennell was a T32 Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California-Davis investigating Leucine Rich-Repeats as a Putative Negative Regulator of the ErbB Family of Receptor for Tyrosine Kinases. He currently teaches Medical Biochemistry, Botany lectures and laboratories, Research Problems and Introduction to Biology laboratories. His research interest includes the investigation of Leucine Rich-Repeat Proteins which negatively regulate the ErbB family of receptor for tyrosine kinases in breast cancer. He also has expertise in Plant Molecular Biology research investigating RACK1, which mediates environmental stress signaling pathways in rice causing the plant to be resistant to drought and salt stress.