Dr. Silas Stone graduated at the top of his class from the University of Michigan in Synthetic Biology and Technical Cybernetics. He was recruited by S.T.A.R. Labs and his team created promethium. He used the promethium to establish the Red Room, built to collect and analyze foreign, extraterrestrial, and sentient technology deemed to dangerous for the rest of the world.
The death of Silas' wife, Dr. Elinor Stone, is surrounded by controversy and Silas continues to blame himself for it.