Chris Bretherton earned his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Mathematics in 1984. He joined the faculty of the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington in 1985 and the Department of Atmospheric Sciences in 1989. His research interests are the role of clouds in atmospheric convection and climate, small-scale numerical modelling, and climate statistics. Dr. Bretherton has published 31 articles on these topics. Professor Bretherton is an Editor of the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences and an Associate Editor of the Monthly Weather Review. Dr. Bretherton is a member of the American Meteorological Society's Committee on Waves and Stability, a member of the FIRE (First ISCCP Regional Experiment) and MAST (Monterey Area Ship Tracks) Science Teams, and several other committees and panels. More information about some of Dr. Bretherton's ongoing work and recent preprints can be found in his home page.