Thomas Hopp, scientist and author
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New Medical Thriller:

Feathered Dragons

Hi! Welcome to my website. I hope you'll click around to find out more about me and my latest writings: novels, short stories, and scientific research reports. I've had a long, tumultuous career as a biotechnologist. Now I write fiction to present what I've learned to the public in an entertaining way. On these pages, you'll find information about my current pursuits:

SCIENTIST. As a biotechnology research leader, I led a large team that cloned the DNA encoding human Interleukin 1, a powerful immune system hormone. Then I was named in a lawsuit over its billion-dollar patent rights. We won. I was an advisor to the team that developed the breakthrough arthritis treatment, ENBREL. Lately I've been developing an anemia treatment.

AUTHOR. I write mystery, thriller, and science fiction novels and short stories. And I've published a long list of science articles—even a couple on how dinosaurs raised their young.

INVENTOR. I've got a bunch of biotechnology patents, including one I'm particularly proud of: the world's first commercially successful nanotechnology device, a molecular handle for grappling with proteins. Named "The FLAG Epitope Tag," it is used by scientists around the world to study most major diseases.

LECTURER. I've been invited to speak throughout the world on scientific and literary subjects, on stage, radio and TV. I'm always willing to take another call. Jon Stewart, are you listening?