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Commemorative meeting for Michael Potter's Homogeneous Immunoglobulin Workshops

A commemorative meeting was held September 15-16, 2016, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to honor Michael Potter’s (1924-2013) foresight into using plasmacytoma models to obtain homogeneous immunoglobulins for analyses of protein structure, generation of diversity, and genome organization. The meeting included some of the major players that participated in the 9 workshops Potter organized from 1969-1979. These workshops were seminal in understanding how antibody diversity is generated, and accelerated the pace to cloning the first immunoglobulin genes. Many of the attendees are pictured below.

Participants in Commemorative meeting for Michael Potter’s Homogeneous Immunoglobulin Workshops

Participants in Commemorative meeting for Michael Potter’s Homogeneous Immunoglobulin Workshops

Organizers: Rafael Casellas, Pat Gearhart, Bev Mock, Mike Cancro; Alan Sher, Fritz Melchers

Meeting Organizers - Left to Right:  Rafael Casellas, Pat Gearhart, Bev Mock, Mike Cancro; Meeting Participants - Alan Sher, Fritz Melchers

Susan Leitman, Melissa Adde; Ursula Storb, Fritz Melchers,  Matthew Scharff

Left to Right:  Meeting Participants Susan Leitman, Melissa Adde; Ursula Storb, Fritz Melchers, Matthew Scharff

Martin Wiegert, Ursula Storb, Michael Reth, Bonnie Bloomberg, David Margulies

Left to Right:  Meeting Participants Martin Wiegert, Ursula Storb, Michael Reth, Bonnie Bloomberg, David Margulies

 

Rafael Casellas, Dinah Singer, Patrick Wilson, Wesley Dunnick, Marjorie Shapiro, Martin Gellert

Left to Right:  Meeting Participants Rafael Casellas, Dinah Singer, Patrick Wilson, Wesley Dunnick, Marjorie Shapiro, Martin Gellert

Fritz Melchers, Melissa Adde; Alexander Kovalchuk, Betty Mushinski, Gary Jones, Jim Owens

Left to Right: Meeting Participants Fritz Melchers, Melissa Adde, Alexander Kovalchuk, Betty Mushinski, Gary Jones, Jim Owens

 

​​Herbert Morse, Marjorie Shapiro, Rose Mage, Dennis Klinman, Katherine Knight

Left to Right: ​​Herbert Morse, Marjorie Shapiro, Rose Mage, Dennis Klinman, Katherine Knight

Ed Max, David Margulies, Michael Mage, Martin Flajnik, Barbara Birshstein

Left to Right:  Ed Max, David Margulies, Michael Mage, Martin Flajnik, Barbara Birshstein

Chris Stamper, Jennifer Meyers, Patrick Wilson, Bonnie Blomberg, David Scott, Leroy Hood

Left to Right:  Chris Stamper, Jennifer Meyers, Patrick Wilson, Bonnie Blomberg, David Scott, Leroy Hood

Leroy Hood, Pat Gearhart, Bill Higgins, Fred Alt, Herbert Morse, Melissa Adde

Left to Right:  Leroy Hood, Pat Gearhart, Bill Higgins, Fred Alt, Herbert Morse, Melissa Adde

Betty Mushinski, Beverly Mock, Ron Schwartz, Katherine Knight, Michael Reth

Left to Right:  Betty Mushinski, Beverly Mock, Ron Schwartz, Katherine Knight, Michael Reth

Teo Pulvirenti, Alan Sher; Patrick Wilson, Shuling Zhang, Wendy DuBois, Lena Diaw

Left to Right:  Teo Pulvirenti, Alan Sher; Patrick Wilson, Shuling Zhang, Wendy DuBois, Lena Diaw

Lena Diaw, Gary Jones, Jim Owens, Shuling Zhang, Matthew Scharff, Pat Gearhart, Rob Maul

Left to Right:  Lena Diaw, Gary Jones, Jim Owens, Shuling Zhang, Matthew Scharff, Pat Gearhart, Rob Maul