finally settle in Harvard today. what a beautiful city, amazing campus and people! I will be doing my post doctoral research in Harvard for one year, all for the little red birds - the finches. The lab and the professor are the academic giants. It is so exciting to chat with them and discussed the future plan, it really make my blood pumping when seeing the passion in their eyes : ) How fortunate am I to be able to do research with them! Well... It is actually a bit mixed feelings of exciting and nervous. Not sure if I can handle this important project... a lot of expectations and encouragements...>< I have jumped right in to the ocean, so i guess the only option is swimming forward, and no looking back. For this reason, I will have to reduce my fishing time and spend more time dancing with the DNAs...and noted, my future post will be sporadic and more science related... wish me luck in this chance of a life time. maybe more food reports in Boston, I hope! : ) There are many changes in the current life, fishing is not the only one... Boston life is totally a different way than the peaceful country style in Alabama. The people is such a interesting element in this city, and be honest with you, I quite enjoy sitting in the subway and watching all the different people come and go, old or young, rich or poor,energetic or lethargic, all kinds of interesting characters. Although a 45 minutes one way in the subway sounds a bit too long. The nearby great restaurants can really soothe my miss of Auburn football season... I miss the game day BBQ and Beers!
I am a biologist grew up with a fishing rod in my hands. I have been fortunate enough to embrace my love of art and science in my career. Most of my free time were well spent in the nature, either studying bird behavior or chasing variety of fish with fly rods. My favorite art medium is watercolors, I love the natural and spontaneous feel created by watercolor pigments. I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University. Welcome to my website. Mark