Rene H. Levy holds a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Paris, and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of California, San Francisco. He is Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutics at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, where he served as chair of pharmaceutics for twenty-six years. He recently received a lifetime achievement award for his work on antiepileptic drugs. He has published hundreds of articles and co-edited several books, including Metabolic Drug Interactions and Antiepileptic Drugs. He is married with three children and lives in Seattle.