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I teach Biology and Microbiology at Salem State University. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Computer Science from Suffolk University and a Master of Science in Biology from Northeastern University.

Before starting to teach Biology at Salem State University in August, 2006, I worked at Northeastern University for 15 years as the Laboratory Supervisor and instructor for Microbiology. For five of those years, I also taught an introductory course in Bioinformatics programming. In 1997, I took on part time work, first as the Systems Administrator and then the Information Systems Specialist for Northeastern's Bouve College of Health Sciences. I taught, and still teach, numerous courses and laboratories in Biology and Microbiology. Since the late 1980's, my research interests have concentrated on computer-aided identification of bacteria, especially the Enterobacteria, with extensive integration of Numerical Taxonomy and database technology.

I wrote the initial version of BioBASE in 1988 to identify some challenging members of the Enterobacteriaceae. In 1994, a Windows version was born that was modified later for Windows 95/98. A study of BioBASE compatibility with the CDC Mainframe for identifying members of the Enterobacteriaceae was published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology in 1996. about BioBASE for DOS was published BioBASE evolved over the years into a detailed Windows-based program that is highly adaptable at identifying a number of microorganisms. The current version of BioBASE runs on any Windows-based machine, including Windows 7/Vista and 8.0.

Peter Alachi, February, 2014