In 1999, Stephen Sligar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was the first VVP to go to the University of Oxford where he was hosted by Allen Hill, who had been a VVP in Bert Vallee’s lab in 1997.  Stephen G Sligar’s research centers on understanding the structure and mechanistic function of metalloenzymes, membrane bound receptors and transporters as well as investigations in blood coagulation and amyloid proteins and their corresponding human disease states.