Stanley Maloy is Professor of Microbiology and Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation at San Diego State University, CA, USA. He received a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, an MSc in Microbiology from California State University, Long Beach, and a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of California, Irvine. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in Genetics at the University of Utah, he was on the Microbiology faculty at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign for many years. He moved to San Diego State University in 2002 as founding Director of the Center for Microbial Sciences, and subsequently served as Dean of the College of Sciences for 11 years. From 2005–2006 Stanley served as President of the American Society for Microbiology. He has organized courses and conferences around the world, and has received multiple teaching awards, Honorary Professorships, an Honorary PhD, and is an elected Fellow of the American Academy for Microbiology. In addition, he served as Chief Scientific Officer of Vaxiion Therapeutics, a biotechnology company that uses mini-cells as a novel platform for therapeutic drug delivery. Research in his laboratory focuses on bacterial and phage genetics and physiology and the evolution of virulence.