Hello and thank you for visiting. This page is used as a linker to information about me.
I also maintain a separate blog.
I am a Ph.D student in the group of Dr.Philippe Bastiaens [Dept. of Cellular Systems Biology] at the Max Planck Inst. for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund
I spend my time studying factors that affect Ras localization in cells , and what implications this has on the activity of Ras throughout the cell.
For the uninitiated, Ras is an ultra-conserved protein in organisms (including humans) that functions as a molecular switch at the biochemical level, though its interactions with other proteins form a complex network in cells leading to effects on possibly every cellular process. The central position Ras and the related Ras-superfamily occupies in biology is highlighted by the correlation of mutations in Ras that are associated with diseases such as cancer (30%) , Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, developmental defects etc
I am generally referred to as 'Nash' by friends and colleagues. I am a (now) self-confessed nerd - the ability and willingness to spend 16 hours a day in front of a computer reading, perhaps was a sign.
I follow cyberculture vehemently - the flow of ideas, good or otherwise around the WWW fascinates me, as does technology. I sincerely wish though, that users followed some etiquette on the Web.
I support the Open-Source Movement on the as long as there is no compromise on efficiency and ability.
try to not be judgmental about anything. However, using ignorance as an
excuse and the often seen confusion between fact and opinion ,
perpetuated by the Ignorant, is something that irks me. This confusion
I see in several trends of our times - the confusion of feminism with
modernism, or socialism with egalitarianism, fascism with evil (-ism?)
- well you get the picture.