Larry is a microbiologist who has spent over 20 years developing a vaccine against a bacterial pathogen that affects humans including newborns. While developing this vaccine, he thought not only about the at-risk population but also of the family members of those stricken by the disease. Thus, if the vaccine were effective, many, including those that do not have the disease, would benefit.
He is also interest in the sociology of health and illness, including attitudes towards issues related to all types of preventative measures, of the aging process and of personal and societal attitudes towards end of life care and the end of life itself.
EOL was conceived as a mechanism to promote discussion of these issues in a real, and at times, lighthearted way.
He resides in Massachusetts surrounded by family and friends.