Karl Diedrich has a master's degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Idaho. He started graduate school doing molecular biology bench research on the genetics of TNT and RDX explosive degrading anaerobic bacteria. During graduate school he went on research internships at the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) and the US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Research & Development Center (USACE-ERDC). At KRIBB he studied the genetics of PCP degrading bacteria. And at the USACE-ERDC he developed the DEgenerate Olgionucleotide Design and Analysis System (DEODAS). Currently Karl is on the programming staff at Myriad Genetics, Inc. working on the Pronet, protein-protein interaction database.