Norman Atherton (C/N)

Norman Atherton was Stanford geneticist and one of the founding fathers of InGen. Norman was John Hammond’s partner and helped him gain financial backing for the company in 1983. His work on a dwarf elephant embryo helped ensure capital to make Hammond’s dream project, entitled Jurassic Park, a reality. Norman died of cancer in 1984 and was replaced by Dr. Henry Wu; his graduate student at the University of Stanford.