Harold Ray Garner ("Skip Garner") is a biophysicist with distinguished research careers both in plasma physics, in bioengineering and bioinformatics. Dr. Garner was born in St. Louis, Mo. on 5 February 1954. He received his BS in Nuclear Engineering (minor in computer science) at the University of Missouri, Rolla in 1976 and a Ph.D. in plasma/high temperature matter physics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1982. He also holds an honorary professional engineering degree also from the University of Missouri, Rolla.
From 1994 to 2009, Skip held the P. O’B. Montgomery, M.D., Distinguished Chair, and was a Professor of Biochemistry and Internal Medicine, a member of the McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development (Human Genetics Center).[non-primary source needed] In December, 2009, Dr. Garner moved to Virginia Tech and became the Executive Director of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute and a Professor of Biological Science, Computer Science and Medicine. He left that position in March 2012 to lead VBI's Medical Informatics Systems division.
In 2005, Popular Science had an article featuring Garner's holographic video-projection system. It was touted as being the first video-projection system not requiring 3-D glasses featuring a projection surface requiring volume like a column of mist. It is not to be confused with Autostereoscopy.
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