About the author



Dr. Steve Caplan was born in the US, spent his childhood in Canada and moved to Israel in 1983. He received a Bachelor of Science degree and both masters and doctoral degrees from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In 1998, he moved to Rockville, Maryland, where he pursued post-doctoral studies at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Caplan is currently a principal investigator and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He has won a number of prestigious awards for his research and his laboratory is supported by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Caplan also teaches graduate and medical students, and mentors his own group of Ph.D. students and post-doctoral fellows. He is the author of numerous peer reviewed scientific papers, as well as several published short stories. He also writes for The Guardian’s Science Section at Occam’s Corner along with fellow Occam’s Typewriter bloggers.

author “Matter Over Mind”  is his first novel, and his second novel, “Welcome Home, Sir” has recently been published by Anaphora Literary Press.

NOW AVAILABLE: A Degree of Betrayal A literary fiction lablit story for mystery lovers!


See Steve’s Amazon author website, with video trailers of both novels!

Interview with the Boston Literary Magazine

POEMS published by the Boston Literary Magazine, spring 2012:

For my essay on LabLit.com on “How not to get a lab job”, click here.

Read my blog on The Guardian science page:

Read my blog on Occam’s Typewriter:

Contact me: scaplan@unmc.edu

Follow me on Twitter: @caplansteve

One thought on “About the author

  1. Steve,

    Have you come across “The Conversation”? http://theconversation.com/us
    There are three editions (Australian, British, and American) now, and to quote their home page:

    “The Conversation is a collaboration between editors and academics to provide informed news analysis and commentary that’s free to read and republish.”

    I have found that their BTL conversations are pretty civilised on the whole.

    Best wishes,

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