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Lived/Active: Virginia      Known for: biology illustration, teaching

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Educator and illustrator, Bill Ober says of his career: "I have spent much of my career exploring hiow to best present the beautiful and abundant visual material that distinguishes the fields of Biology."

Ober has served as a visiting professor at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, taught Biological Illustration at Shoals Marine Laboratory in Maine, having earned a BS degree at Washington and Lee University; an MD from the University of Virginia.  He too training in Family Medicine and then studied in Baltimore at the Johns Hopkins Department of Art as Applied to Medicine.

He served as illustrator, photographer and medical officer for a long-term project headed by Dr. C.P. Hickman, Jr. to identify and catalog all of the marine invertebrates found in the Galapagos Archipelago. 

Bill Ober illustrated the following books:
Integrated Principles of Zoology, 13E. Hickman CP Jr., Roberts LS, Keen S, Larson A, and I'Anson H. McGraw Hill Higher Education. 2005.

Animal Diversity, 4E. Hickman CP, Jr., Roberts LS, Keen S, Larson A, and Eisenhour D. McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2007.

Marine Biology, 7E. Castro P, and Huber M. McGraw Hill Higher Education. 2008

Human Anatomy, 6E. Martini F, Tallitsch R, and Timmons M. Pearson Education. 2008

Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology, 8E. Martini F and Nath J. Pearson Education. 2008

Human Physiology, 4E. Silverthorn D. Pearson Education. 2006

Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology, 4E. Martini F, and Bartholomew E. Pearson Education. 2006.

Washington and Lee University

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