About the Author
Dr. Michael Goldberg is a professor at Cornell University, where he teaches introductory genetics and human genetics. He was an undergraduate at Yale University and received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Stanford University. Dr. Goldberg performed postdoctoral research at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel (Switzerland) and at Harvard University, and he received an NIH Fogarty Senior International Fellowship for study at Imperial College (England) and fellowships from the Fondazione Cenci Bolognetti for sabbatical work at the University of Rome (Italy). His current research uses the tools of Drosophila genetics and the biochemical analysis of frog egg cell extracts to investigate the mechanisms that ensure proper cell cycle progression and chromosome segregation during mitosis and meiosis.