Dr. Joe Schwarcz is the director of McGill University's Office for Chemistry and Society. He is the author of The Genie in the Bottle; Radar, Hula Hoops and Playful Pigs; and The Healing Power of Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs. "Dr. Joe" also has a weekly radio program and a weekly column in the Montreal Gazette called "The Right Chemistry." He is the winner of the American Chemical Society's Stack-Grady Award for interpreting science to the public. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.