Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh teaches and does research at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities. He is director of the main clinical cytogenetics laboratory and director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History(palestinenature.org) and Institute for Biodiversity Research. He previously served on the faculties of the University of Tennessee, Duke, and Yale Universities. He was chairman of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People and currently serves on the board of Al-Rowwad Children's Theater Center in Aida Refugee Camp. He published over 130 scientific papers on topics ranging from biodiversity to cancer and over 100 other papers and several books including "Mammals of the Holy Land", "Sharing the Land of Canaan: human rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle" and "Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of Hope and Empowerment" (more at http://qumsiyeh.org).