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Graduate student at Northwestern University studying bio sciences and BIGG DATAAAAA; still know my electrical engineering though.

  • Learning:
    • Python (+ wxPython, PIL Image, others),
    • PowerShell
    • Java (on Android platform)
  • Know C on embedded well (what's a file? stream? :P)
  • Used to know HTML (sort-of now), CSS (less-so...), JScript (no.) At least I was able to forget most of this stuff just in time for AJAX to become useful. (Because it's totally different from DHTML...)

I like stout, esp. oatmeal stout. Gin and tonic if we're talking mixed drinks. Also like Portal (hell, all Valve games), and would kill a bus full of baby nuns with fire if Gabe would release Half-Life 3 already.


Jan
17
comment Are there any plants that fix their own nitrogen?
Fun Fact: 80% of the nitrogen in human tissues was fixed synthetically via the Haber-Bosch process
Jan
8
comment What causes the development of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria?
@J.M. you're eluding to how calling it a "war" is a bit of a lie; reminds me of a guy on TotN talking about the "war on cancer"
Jan
8
comment What causes the development of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria?
@J.M. and the route taken by bacteria is to evolve/select for beta-lactamases that have activity against carbapenems, like some of the lesser-prevalent (at present) class-D enzymes, thus ensuring a continuing source of funding for our lab.
Dec
29
awarded  Scholar
Dec
29
accepted How long does antibiotic-dosed LB maintain good selection?
Dec
29
answered Has there been any observation of species adapting the evolution process?
Dec
21
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
21
awarded  Beta
Dec
20
comment How do I prepare and clone from E. coli DNA?
@JamesPan feel free to post another answer; your experience and depth of knowledge seems better than mine. The more answers, the better.
Dec
20
comment How do I prepare and clone from E. coli DNA?
@JamesPan I've subcloned genes between vectors, I just didn't know if there was any differences between vector->vector and genome->vector. It's all DNA so in theory there isn't anything new, but I don't know about the practical considerations.
Dec
17
answered How do I prepare and clone from E. coli DNA?
Dec
17
answered What determines a successful protein expression in E. coli?
Dec
17
comment How do the brain and nerves create electrical pulses?
@Dr.Dredel please see the discussion on meta and comment there
Dec
17
comment What are good resources for self-learning modern molecular biology concepts?
@Poshpaws community wiki is not a crutch for extremely subjective questions.
Dec
16
revised How can I produce milligram quantities of an isotope-labeled DNA oligomer?
rephrase title to better summarize post, sp fix tag
Dec
16
comment What are good resources for self-learning modern molecular biology concepts?
I've voted to close because this (the title much more-so than the rest) is very subjective so doesn't have a "right" answer. If you can narrow the scope to a particular issue it would be much improved.
Dec
16
comment How do the brain and nerves create electrical pulses?
This question has brought up a discussion on meta.
Dec
16
suggested suggested edit on How can I produce milligram quantities of an isotope-labeled DNA oligomer?
Dec
15
comment How long does antibiotic-dosed LB maintain good selection?
Ampicillin degrades by hydrolysis (albeit very slowly if not catalyzed), difficult when in dry, much easier when in solution.
Dec
15
awarded  Critic