Richard joined ImmunArray in March 2015. He holds an MD from the Medical College of Virginia and completed internal medicine residency and fellowship training in Endocrinology-Metabolism at UCLA Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, California and at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Clinical Professor of Pathology, Virginia Commonwealth University; and Visiting Professor of Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. In 2004, Richard founded Obetech, a biotechnology company that markets diagnostic tests for viruses that cause obesity and complications of the disease and has served as President since its founding. Dr. Atkinson has published more than 175 manuscripts and more than 200 abstracts in the medical literature and has been a consultant to over 30 companies and non-profit foundations.