Professor @scrippsresearch, investigator @HHMINEWS. Studying mechanosensation. Temporarily tweeting about @NobelPrize 2021.

San Diego, CA
Joined March 2010
Investment in science is appreciated coming from the government, for-profit companies, or billionaires.
The 'third axis' of biomedical research is growing strong in the Bay Area with @czbiohub @altos_labs @ArcadiaScience @arcinstitute and more on the way! A new model for #science funding, and a more diverse career path for scientists tired of the grant thread-mill. Exciting!
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What are your thoughts on self-plagiarism?
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The Vertebrate Sensory Systems Keystone meeting is postponed till October 2022. Still in person, still in Lake Tahoe! If you are registered, you should hear from Keystone folks soon about details. Hope to see you all later this year.
We are meeting with Keystone folks later this week to make a decision. I assume the decision will be to go virtual or reschedule for in-person. If you are registered for this meeting, let me know what you think: keystonesymposia.org/confere…
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This is great news if it holds. Have been waiting for this: If you are double vaccinated, reports of Long COVID are near background.
We revised the paper and not only are #covid19 cases who got 2 #vaccine doses reporting much less #longcovid symptoms than unvaccinated-they're reporting no more than uninfected people- suggesting vaccination brings these symptoms back to baseline medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/…
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I am actually enjoying dry January. But I have an easy out if needed. h/t Anjou
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We are meeting with Keystone folks later this week to make a decision. I assume the decision will be to go virtual or reschedule for in-person. If you are registered for this meeting, let me know what you think: keystonesymposia.org/confere…
Back in Sept/Oct, in my optimism I encouraged KZ, a senior grad student, to submit an abstract+scholarship application to the Keystone Vertebrate Sensory Systems meeting in Tahoe, organized by @ardemp and @stowers_lisa (and Ule Mueller). The meeting is planned for Feb. 13-16 1/N
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Watched pelicans do their thing this morning.
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It is now time to stop thinking about "reduced" risk of Omicron on individuals and think about the strain this will put on healthcare workers and hospitals. #gMaskUp #GetBoostedNow
Not only did New York State report >90,000 new cases today, but it has now exceeded the number of hospitalizations and ICUs from its winter peak. Doesn't bode well for the rest of the country (NYS good immunity wall: 2-shot vaccinated rate 72 vs 62%, US avg + lots of prior Covid)
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Question from my F1: "On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the best), how do you rate the number 5?". What do you think?
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I am not sure about 5, but the number 6 is definitely a 10.
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Something new addition in the lab…
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Wow! That sentence really makes sense…
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Chocolates with tequila and obleas (two thin wafers sandwiching a cajeta -caramelized condensed milk- filling). Thanks Rocio for bringing these back from Mexico. I don't think this interferes with my dry January. Opinions?
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Not that difficult to be a role model! #GetBoostedNow
“I believe in what the people who know about medicine say” 🩺 - @RafaelNadal
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A new thing in the New Year: meeting-free Tuesdays. Hopefully a great way to catch up with all the science reading and thinking that I normally plan to do but seldom get to. And yes, I do realize I am privileged to be able to do this…
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This is remarkable! "We trained goldfish to use a Fish Operated Vehicle (FOV)... The fish were tasked to “drive” the FOV towards a visual target in the terrestrial environment, which was observable through the walls of the tank, and indeed were able to operate the vehicle..."
Already I feel that 2022 is going to be a much better year.
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Happy New Year everyone! Important to stay hydrated, folks…
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