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Joram Piatigorsky, an award-winning scientific researcher, established the Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology in the National Eye Institute in 1981 and was its Chief until 2009, when he became an Emeritus Scientist. He has published extensively on eye research, gene expression and evolution, lectured worldwide, participated in national and international advisory and research funding panels, and trained a generation of scientists in eye research. He is presently on the Board of Directors of the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland and focusing on writing.
Jellyfish Have Eyes, a novel, combines Piatigorsky’s scientific knowledge and story-telling imagination to delve into the conflicts and ensuing difficulties of a creative basic scientist in a society insisting on goal-oriented medical research. This character-driven novel has unexpected twists revealing the importance of chance and societal pressures in shaping destiny. Jellyfish Have Eyes is written for a diverse audience concerned with creativity, moral responsibility, and those simply wanting a good and thoughtful read. Read the rest of this post »