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 mentorship and his laboratory is supported by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Caplan teaches graduate and medical students, and mentors his own group of PhD students and post-doctoral fellows. He is the author of numerous peer reviewed scientific papers, as well as several published short stories. His first novel, Matter Over Mind, received positive reviews and was a quarterfinalist in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition. Welcome Home, Sir is his second novel. His third novel,"A DEGREE OF BETRAYAL," an academic murder mystery has been well received and recently published by Big Table Publishing Company.