Nice to be back, but only for a while. I have a busy travel itinerary the next 4 months .
Before you had said that you left science, although that doesn’t mean you couldn’t have a company chugging along under its own management. To be honest, your list of research areas seems very broad. Any chance of discussing the plant extractions with you? I keep several Rottie’s weird predilictions private (not that you have such things, of course .) If you’re feeling adventurous, you are welcome to join me at tetrodotoxin2 yahoo and discuss plants (or many other things). Maybe you could isolate epigallocatechin gallate for me, although it would probably be cheaper for me to fight with green tea and our old HPLC.
I left institutional science. Working for the man. Good riddens. I do firmly believe that there is no such thing as leaving science. It is either in your blood, or it is not.
My research is indeed broad, but not as broad as you think. My wife is the resident biochemist and lab manager, not I. It would be her you would want to chat with regarding all things botanical. You are correct in assuming the most cost effective route to get your EGCG; my condolences on your “old HPLC”. The right tool for the right job my dad always said.
If you recall, I am a math/physics guy. I did tinker with some molecular biology for a while simply because the mathematics of DNA fascinates me so. My current work is high technology solutions and integration. Algorithms are what I live for. Yeah, I know, a real fucking geek.
Out of curiosity, what work do you need the EGCG for? You aren’t trying to cure cancer to eradicate AIDS are you? Should I get your autograph now, while it is still free?]]>