Dr. Harris received a bachelor’s in chemistry and Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Illinois. He joined the faculty at West Virginia University in 1972, conducting research and teaching graduate and professional students. Currently, he is Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry at the WVU School of Medicine, where he still gives lectures to first year medical students. Through grassroots efforts in Trout Unlimited, Dr. Harris has been an advocate for environmental protection and wilderness designation to protect cold water fisheries, especially in West Virginia. He has served as Chairman of the National Leadership Council of Trout Unlimited, a national conservation organization. He is also currently a Director of the Board for the Appalachian Stewardship Foundation, a mitigation fund established as a permit condition for the Longview Power Plant (Monongalia County). The Foundation provides grants to support trout habitat and also renewable energy projects in West Virginia. Larry is also a member of Morgantown’s Green Team and is an appointed member of the West Virginia Governor’s Public Advisory Council of the Department of Environmental Protection. He is based in Morgantown.