I doubt that anyone has missed me over the past couple weeks, but I have been busy at a scientific conference, with another on the dock for next week. So I shall be brief, and leave you with a photo taken on an outing to a pretty little lake near Andover, New Hampshire. You can decide what kind of scientific meeting you think this is…


About Steve Caplan

I am a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska where I mentor a group of students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers working on endocytic protein trafficking. My first lablit novel, "Matter Over Mind," is about a biomedical researcher seeking tenure and struggling to overcome the consequences of growing up with a parent suffering from bipolar disorder. Lablit novel #2, "Welcome Home, Sir," published by Anaphora Literary Press, deals with a hypochondriac principal investigator whose service in the army and post-traumatic stress disorder actually prepare him well for academic, but not personal success. Novel #3, "A Degree of Betrayal," is an academic murder mystery. "Saving One" is my most recent novel set at the National Institutes of Health. Now IN PRESS: Today's Curiosity is Tomorrow's Cure: The Case for Basic Biomedical Research (CRC PRESS, 2021). All views expressed are my own, of course--after all, I hate advertising.
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13 Responses to Conference

  1. Steve Caplan says:

    Ohhh… too much information…

  2. That a, errm, nice big picture, Steve.

    Whatever are Gordon Conferences coming to? Clothing-optional bathing??!

    Next thing you know, the traditional canoeing trip will have been replaced by mixed nude water polo…

  3. That’s New Hampshire for you. “Live Free or Die.” 😀

    I used to go to the Canadian Genetic Disease Network meetings, which at one time in the mid 1990’s were known to have an informal midnight skinny-dipping session. One year a group of us headed to the frigidly cold lake somewhere in the Laurentians, only to find a professor-who-shall-not-be-named already well unclothed and in the water, swigging from a very large champagne bottle.

    Ah, those were the days… actually, maybe not. 😛

  4. Steve Caplan says:

    Admittedly it’s probably just a cute joke, but this was not!

  5. Austin says:

    PS While you’ve been away, Steve, our All-Powerful Blog Overlord (aka Mr Al Fresco) has kindly set me up with a playable chess game plugin. See the Chess Diary Snippets page for a small example.

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