John G. Hildebrand is Regents Professor and Professor of Neurobiology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Entomology, and Molecular & Cellular Biology and Director of the Arizona Research Laboratories Division of Neurobiology at the University of Arizona. He has given service to many professional societies, government agencies, editorial boards, and research laboratory boards, including at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole and the Statione Zoologica in Naples. He has received many honors and awards for his energetic and enthusiastic contributions. Most recently, Hildebrand serves as president for the Arizona Arts, Sciences and Technology Academy. This is a new effort to bring the intellectual forces in Arizona together with state leadership, and has already attracted the governor's attention and participation. He is an outstanding teacher and mentor, and is dedicated to producing outstanding research in the neurosciences and behavior while also promoting public understanding of science and its social impacts.