Deja vu

Science is all about repetition, but this kind of repetition, ad nauseum, I can do without. My name is Steve Caplan, I work on protein trafficking and ENDOCYTIC recycling. I have NOTHING to do with environmental recycling of waste, at least in my professional capacity, and I’m tired of these scam-spam e-mails that keep ending up in my inbox. Now go away, before I taunt you a second time…

Dear Dr. Caplan,

We have learned of your published research on recycling. We would like to invite you to participate in our publishing program. In particular, we have in mind a new research or review article for a hardcover edited collection (by selected invitation only) tentatively entitled:

Recycling: Technological Systems, Management Practices and Environmental Impact

Related Nova publication:
Municipal Solid Waste: Recycling and Cost Effectiveness
Mohamed Alwaeli (The Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland)

The deadline for the abstract is September 15, 2012 and for the completed chapter December 15, 2012. Please send the abstract and the chapter to [email protected].

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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5 Responses to Deja vu

  1. Send ’em something on endocytic recycling. You know you want to. 😀

  2. cromercrox says:

    It could be worse. You could be working on the role of the gene HAIRY in the development of the vulva in the roundworm Caeonorhabditis elegans. I received a ms on this subject a while back. As I was covering the topic for an absent colleague, I had to do some googling, and, well … you’re way ahead of me.

    • Steve Caplan says:

      That reminds me that at some point, an institute that I was at apparently had issues with personnel viewing pornography on their computers. To stop this, they apparently used some censorship-based filter system that drove me crazy in looking up sex hormones, or even using words such as testicles or breast while searching for cancer papers. Needless to say, the administration at the top soon realized that this was not the right approach to deal with the problem…

      • For similar reasons, I keep “safe search” on Google OFF at all times. And even worse for the C. elegans folks is that they often have to discuss hermaphrodites…

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