Former tenured professor specializing in genetics and genomics. Grew up in Stary Yar learning to hunt and live in nature. Very familiar with Chernaurus geographically and historically. Formally educated but no stranger to roughing it in the woods or using a rifle. Lost family during outbreak when car was overturned. Their whereabouts are unknown. He's currently seeking help in finding them by offering his scientific mind and knowledge in viral genetics to clandestine groups in exchange for any help or information as to his family's current status. He will do whatever it takes to find them.