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Who am I?

I’m a 29 year old scientist who has somehow convinced the world I’m qualified to hold a PhD in Pharmacology. (If you have no idea what that is, it’s okay… because I’m not 100% clear on it either). After grad school I started working in R&D at a humongous biotech company, and now I spend my days playing in a lab, developing new tools for cancer diagnosis, and generally looking fly in a lab coat.

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Nobody works goggle lines like me

I’ve been into science for as long as I can remember, and I was lucky to have amazing science teachers growing up who believed in hands-on learning. I can actually remember the moment I knew I wanted be a biologist. It was in sophomore Biology class, and we learned how to extract DNA from an onion. Do you guys know what DNA looks like? Boogers! Seriously, it looks like boogers.

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My future was defined by an onion, IRL

The idea was so ludicrous to me, that the material responsible for LIFE ITSELF was nothing more than snot. I was hooked, and eventually went on to get my bachelor’s degree in Biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York. After college I did my PhD in Pharmacology at  University of Washington, and now I get to write “Dr.” on important tax documents. It’s a glamorous lifestyle.

I write this blog because I think science is rad and I want more people to know about it. We all live in this weird ass world, inside weird ass human bodies that do weird ass things. Let’s learn about how it all works, shall we?

 

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