Peter Bishop grew up as the neglected son of a mad scientist.
After his dad's mental institutionalization, Peter aimed to make himself as different from his father as he could. He's a college drop-out that passed for several months as a chemistry professor, along with an intuitive mathematician with a gambling problem.
Peter is now a civilian consultant for the FBI.
Walter: It's a shame I don't have a lab. I'd like to examine him.
Peter: You do have a lab, Walter. Your lab at Harvard.
Walter: Yes. I do, don't I?
Just your average multi-national corporation specializing in secret bio research and defense contracting. Massive Dynamic. Seems like such an innocent name for a corporation, don't you think?Peter