|Alma mater||California Institute of Technology|
|Occupation||Author, Molecular biologist|
Lona Shepley (m. 1969)
|Parent(s)||Gregor Piatigorsky and Jacqueline de Rothschild|
Joram Piatigorsky (born February 24, 1940) is an American author, molecular biologist and eye researcher.  He was the founding chief of the Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health (1981–2009).  He is the recipient of the 2008 Hellen Keller Prize for Vision Research. 
Piatigorsky is the author of several books, including a scientific textbook, a memoir, a novel and a collection of short stories. Over the course of his career in science, he has published more than 300 scientific articles, reviews and book chapters on vision research .
He co-edited a book on an international symposium he organized: Molecular Biology of the Eye: Genes, Vision and Ocular Disease.
His debut novel, Jellyfish Have Eyes (IP Books, 2014), forewarns of the danger of reducing funding for basic research, and has garnered positive reviews in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Adelaide Books published a collection of his short stories, The Open Door, and Other Tales of Love and Longing in April 2019 .
In his memoir, The Speed of Dark (Adelaide Books, 2018), Piatigorsky reflects on his 50-year career as a scientific researcher and describes how his family's pursuit of excellence and his father's quest for musical perfection influenced and inspired his own scientific career.  
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- "Joram Piatigorsky | Molecular Vision | ZoomInfo.com". ZoomInfo. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
- "Piatgorsky House is Gone, But Pieces of History Were Saved". Los Angeles Times. December 1, 2014.
- Joram PIATIGORSKY; Joram Piatigorsky (30 June 2009). Gene Sharing and Evolution: The Diversity of Protein Functions. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-04212-4.
- Ringens, P.J.; Cotran, P.R. (1989). "Molecular biology of the eye, vol. 88: Genes, vision, and ocular disease". American Journal of Human Genetics. 45 (2): 340. ISSN 0002-9297. PMC 1683347.
- Joram Piatigorsky (1 June 2014). Jellyfish Have Eyes. International Psychoanalytic Books. ISBN 978-0-9895622-6-3.
- Shurkin, Joel (2015). "Science and Culture: Using fiction to make the case for basic research". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112 (14): 4185–4186. Bibcode:2015PNAS..112.4185S. doi:10.1073/pnas.1502378112. ISSN 0027-8424. PMC 4394243. PMID 25852137.
- "NEI Scientist Emeritus's Debut Novel Probes Jellyfish Eyes - The NIH Record - May 8, 2015". nihrecord.nih.gov. Retrieved 2015-06-25.
- "Narrative NIH scientist enters literary world -- Gazette.Net". Archived from the original on 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2015-06-25.
- Personal website
- Joram Piatigorsky reads from Jellyfish Have Eyes at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD
- 2008 Helen Keller Prize for Research Vision Ceremony
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