Fred Bunz, M.D., Ph.D is a native of Long Beach, New York. He attended Stony Brook University and graduated from its Medical Scientist Training Program. His doctoral research in the enzymology of human DNA replication was conducted at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Dr. Bunz completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Cancer Genetics at The Johns Hopkins University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and now heads a laboratory at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins that is focused on understanding the effects of DNA damage on cancer cells and normal cells. He lives in Baltimore with his wife, two children, a cat, and an Old English Sheepdog.