Dr. Rogers obtained his B.Sc. degree in Microbiology and his Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Michigan. Motivated and stimulated by his Professors at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Rogers initiated his career in teaching undergraduate and graduate students the basic biological and medical sciences including biomedical research at Laval University and the Laval University Hospital Medical Center in Quebec City, Canada. His research program was directed at the elucidation of the genetic, structural, and metabolic regulatory mechanisms in normal and pathological cardiac and skeletal muscle.
Dr. Rogers has performed extensive research into the role of the enzyme carbonic anhydrase (CA) in skeletal muscle tissue. He left academia to found and develop a successful and now well-funded biotechnology company that designed, developed, and constructed enzyme-based bioreactors dedicated to the removal and recycling of carbon dioxide in submarines. This process is now being successfully applied to the problem of atmospheric accumulation of CO2. Dr. Rogers holds the original patent for the bioreactor.