Mad about MadTown

Hello from the cheesiest place on Earth! When we last spoke, I was packing all of my possessions into a one-way rental car and blasting off from my happy hometown into parts unknown... Two days on the road later, after an ungodly amount of gas-station coffee guzzled, innumerable sticks of trident gum masticated, and an... Continue Reading →

Turning to the next chapter

Hello from the future, brave and beautiful human beings!Even though my Ph.D. is in microbiology, and the very thought of physics makes me break out in anxiety hives, I think I've discovered the secret to time travel and special relativity; this summer FLEW by in the very blink of an eye. I'm shocked that it's... Continue Reading →

Is there a doctor in the house?

Distinguished colleagues, it is truly a delight to (digitally) spend time with you today and discuss the diverse consequences of head-on replication-transcription conflicts in Bacillus subtilis. Hopefully you will find my seminar to be intellectually stimulating, and scientifically scintillating. Now let’s begin with a brief overview of the bacterial replication machinery. Wait! Come back, gentle... Continue Reading →

Chaos theories

Today's post is a meditation on the theme of chaos. Chaos is the constantly inconsistent undefinable force that weaves the universe together while trying with all it's might to rip the universe apart atom by atom. What is chaos? By the very nature of the thing it resists an overarching classification. Linnaeus' taxonomies and the... Continue Reading →

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