Curiosity & Collaboration:
The Work of Michael Potter
Biography of Dr. Michael Potter for the National Academy of Sciences
This biography of Dr. Michael Potter for the National Academy of Sciences is a great and readable outline of his life. http://www.nasonline.org/publications/biographical-memoirs/memoir-pdfs/potter-michael.pdf
Potter's History of Plasma Cell Tumor Research
Potter wrote his own history of plasma cell tumor research. Read it at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0065230X06980026?via%3Dihub
National Cancer Institute
Cancer research has come a long way since Potter joined the National Cancer Institute in 1954. Learn more https://www.cancer.gov/
Potter's Papers at the U.S. National Library of Medicine
The History of Medicine Division has the Michael Potter papers. To contact them, see https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/
1984 In Depth Citation of Potter's work
Read an in-depth citation of Potter’s work when he won the 1984 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. http://www.laskerfoundation.org/awards/show/monoclonal-antibody- technology/
The Importance of Potter's Workshops
This 2018 article by Potter’s colleagues Patricia J. Gearhart, Beverly A. Mock, Rafael Casellas and Michael P. Cancro spells out why Potter’s workshops were so important for sharing knowledge around the world. http://www.jimmunol.org/content/200/1/23.long
The Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum
The Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum at the National Institutes of Health advances the historical understanding of the biomedical research conducted at the National Institutes of Health by documenting, preserving, and interpreting records and artifacts. The office creates exhibits and other products, and helps scholars and researchers to navigate the rich history of the National Institutes of Health.
Michael Potter Memorial Lecture and Exhibit Dedication Event Video
This hour long video captures part of the lecture before the exhibit dedication. It was captured on Monday, May 14, 2018, at 9:30 AM Eastern Time and can be viewed on the exhibit video page.
- The Work of Michael Potter
- I. A New Tool for Immunology: Plasma Cell Tumors
- The Mouse Room in the Laboratory of Biology
- Finding a Plasma Cell Tumor to Study
- Finding a Mouse to Grow the Plasma Cell Tumors
- Significant Collaborations
- II. Antibody Structure, Function, and Genetics
- Matching Immunoglobulins to their Antigens
- What Makes Immunoglobulins Differ Genetically?
- A Structure Identified!
- III. Plasma Cell Tumor Development: A Complex Multi-Step Process
- IV. Legacy of Shared Curiosity
- Exhibit Dedication Video
- Artifacts Index