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The Victims of the Las Vegas Massacre
October 12, 2017

The Victims of the Las Vegas Massacre

  I was in Las Vegas during the October 1st mass shooting. Just like thousands of others who were there but "lucky" enough to not be in the wrong place at the wrong time. I was in Vegas attending the wedding of a friend from graduate school. She looked so beautiful. I don't think I've ever[...]

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The Honor of Speaking with Honor's Students
April 25, 2017

The Honor of Speaking with Honor's Students

A few months ago, I received an email from the principal of my high school in Wayland, Michigan, inviting me to speak at the annual Scholastic Honor's Night. This is a night during which all students with a g.p.a. of 3.5 and above are recognized for their hard work, are treated to a special guest[...]

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Calling All Students!
March 23, 2017

Calling All Students!

  At the beginning of January, I received an invitation to speak at the annual meeting of the Northern California branch of the American Society for Microbiology (i.e., NCASM 2017). I was really excited about this opportunity because I particularly enjoy branch meetings. My first branch[...]

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Fear, Science, and the Trump Administration
February 28, 2017

Fear, Science, and the Trump Administration

  I'm about to make a statement that perhaps is a bit risky given the current state of affairs in our nation.   I'm not big on politics. Not only that, I really don't like paying attention to politics.   What I really mean when I say that, is that until this past year, I really[...]

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How dirty is your money?
October 28, 2014

How dirty is your money?

Harper Adams University in the UK recently posted a news article describing some intriguing work being done by Senior Lecturer Frank Vriesekoop, who has been investigating, among a slew of other interesting topics, whether banknotes can transfer bacteria, including pathogens.  The[...]

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