Citizen interested in systems change Microbiologist interested in cell-cell communication
Aspiring to create constructive contributions to society
This is the entry page to my web presence. A digital portal to getting to know me in a professional and personal sense.
From the glimpse I have been afforded of the natural world's inner workings, I am awed by the intricate interactions which appear to effortlessly straddle orders of magnitude in scale. In the darkness of our collective ignorance, the light of our curiosity is a rich source of determination and joy. I have no doubt that if we are able to continue our existence on this planet we will have our curiosity to thank.
I was privileged to receive training within the academic community through which I gained a deep understanding of the technical and human challenges in "good" science. I believe that we can reorganize the modern scientific enterprise to mirror the upstream development of open source code, as seen in the tech industry, into a rigorous system of open and free science. This system would afford individuals creative freedom and support diverse contributions to a scholarly commons. It would encourage the expansion of our knowledge and provide a scaffold from which our society can draw upon for rapid solutions to pressing issues.
In a consumption-based world, we are tasked to create a life for ourselves while improving the lives of others. Dangerously, a perceived scarcity of resources and compassion can drive us to construct dynasties intended to weather an anthropogenic storm. However, I believe our hope lies in remaining radically collaborative and stubbornly compassionate. I aspire to uphold the following:
"I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will."
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Good communication takes time. I prioritize in person interactions with people I care about and for causes I believe are worthwhile. My time to reply might be lighting fast or a couple weeks, but I will always try to respond. I will strive to be explicit as to what time I can reasonably devote to develop a relationship over asynchronous communication channels. Take care and continue working hard on your personal projects!