Frederick "Fritz" Reitz has a B.S. in electrical engineering, and a Ph.D.
in Bioengineering. His dissertation work involved the isolation and
fluorescent labeling of proteins, fluorescence techniques (FRAP, FA) and
their combination with near-field scanning optical microscopy. His
interests include glass art, acoustic guitar, trebuchet design, and
participating in the Burning Man festival, among other things. He works
as a research engineer for the Instrument Development core of the
University of Washington Center on Human Development and Disability.