Andrew Spielman, Sc.D., is one of the world's foremost authorities on mosquitoes and the infections that they transmit. He is Harvard University's senior investigator in tropical diesase. His several hundred scientific publications on the subject deal with malaria, encephalitis, filariasis, dengue, and various tick-borne pathogens. Professor Spielman is the current director of the Center for International Development's new effort to develop a global antimalarial strategy. Michael D'Antonio shared the Pulitzer Prize in journalism as part of a Newsday reporting team. He has written five acclaimed non-fiction books, including Atomic Harvest and Tin Cup Dreams. He lives on Long Island.