Peter J. Mohler received his B.S. degree from Wake Forest University and his Ph.D. in cell and molecular physiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Duke University Medical Center, he joined the faculty of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He moved to the University of Iowa College of Medicine, where he was promoted to associate professor and deputy director of the Diabetes Center. In 2011, he joined The Ohio State University as professor of internal medicine and director of the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute. Dr. Mohler was named a Pew Scholar by the Pew Charitable Trusts in 2007, a Kavli Scholar of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2009, and one of ten national Established Investigators by the American Heart Association in 2012. His research focuses on solving the pathways underlying potentially fatal human diseases, including cardiac arrhythmia, diabetes, and neurological dysfunction. He holds multiple federal grants, serves on national scientific review boards for the U.S., U.K., Italy, France, Belgium, Austria, and Israel, is on the editorial board for multiple journals, and has been an invited speaker at research conferences around the world.