David Shalloway is the Greater Philadelphia Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell University. He has an unusual hybrid background and experience in theoretical physics, molecular biology, biophysics, and computational biology. He received his undergraduate and graduate training at MIT in theoretical physics and his post-doctoral studies at Cornell focused on quantum field theory. To prepare for research at the interface of physics and biology, he completed a second post-doc at the Harvard Medical School where he was trained in experimental molecular biology, and he has supervised a research program in oncogenes and the molecular basis of cancer for over 35 years. However, taking advantage of his physics training, his work for the past ten years has focused on multiple problems in theoretical biophysics and computational biology including protein folding, computational modeling of cellular and biochemical processes, and high-throughput biological data collection and analysis. He has published over one hundred thirty research papers on these topics.