About the Author
Steven Potter was an undergraduate at UCLA, received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. He is currently a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Biology, at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati. Potter has published over a hundred research papers, including more than a dozen in the prestigious journals Nature, Cell, and Science. He also co-authored the third edition of the medical school textbook Larsen’s Human Embryology and serves on the editorial boards of the science journals Transgenics and Developmental Biology. His research has covered a wide range of topics, including evolution, jumping genes, targeted modification of genes, and the study of how organs form.