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Cincinnati, OH, United States
I'm a scientist , yogi, book worm, scifi junk, and I'm a little obsessed with my pup. My life is full of discovery both in the lab and out of the lab. This blog is my place to share my experiences as a person trying to stay happy and healthy in this crazy world.

Monday, January 23, 2012


Taos, New Mexico is an adorable little artists town.  Yesterday we hit up Moby Dickens bookstore, world cup coffee shop, doc marten's restaurant in historic taos inn, and many other little shops.  

I'm looking forward to visiting the pueblos and the town many times and getting some great images since I was having so much fun yesterday I didn't snap a single shot.  

Last night was the first night of the official keystone symposia.  Our keynote speaker was Dr. Yamanaka, as in the scientist who discovered induced pluripotent cells.  Bascially, his lab took adult skin cells and made them into cells that are almost identical to embryonic stem cells.  It was an amazing discovery and has been a great tool for developing cell therapies. Seeing such an accomplished scientist who was very personable and modest was such an encouraging experience.