Hi! Welcome to my website. I hope you'll click around to find out a little more about me and my work. This is the place to come for my latest writings: novels, short stories, or serious scientific research reports. I've had a long tumultuous career as a biotechnologist, and now I'm writing fiction to bring 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, and then 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 a cancer vaccine and an anemia treatment.
AUTHOR. I've written mystery, thriller, and science fiction short stories and novels, as well as a long list of medical science articles and 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. Called by the strange name of The FLAG Epitope Tag, it's been used in scientific research on most major diseases.
LECTURER. I've been invited to speak around the world on scientific and literary subjects, on stage, radio and TV. I'm always willing to take another call. Steven Colbert, are you listening?