"The planet does not need a large number of "successful people". The planet desperately needs peacekeepers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds. She needs people next to whom to live well. The planet needs people with morality who are ready to join the struggle to make the world alive and humane. And these qualities have little in common with "success", as it is defined in our society."
-The Dalai Lama
I met Beyonce when I was nine.
I won a food eating contest in Minneapolis.
My favorite color is purple.
Here's a piece of Art I like
I have 6 kids.
I have a BA in psychology.
I have been living in the US longer than I’ve lived in Japan.
For fun, I jumped out of an airplane three times.
I attended a mit-mit on Yap, known for its stone money, large doughnut-shaped, carved disks of calcite, up to 12ft used as legal tender.
I performed as part of a choral group at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville when I was 10 years old.
Art I like: Hudson River School painting, Kindred Spirits by Asher Brown Durand
Never bought sugar
Co-founded a community chorus.
I love beer.
I might have been in a NY state of mind, but after passing through my kind of town all I can say is, “Well I love that dirty water / Oh, Boston, you're my home”
I communicate with friends via transatlantic bottled messages.
I used to be a Lindy Hop danser.
I create Miro-style animated doodles (and it's addictive...)
I have been to flying trapeze school.
I have piloted a plane.
I used to be half of an accordion duet.
I'm a fan of Robert Burns, the national poet of my homeland, and I have often thought this line "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley"("The best laid schemes of mice and men / Go often askew") from "To a mouse", applies to research...
Sometimes I feel homesick and just hear this song.
This is my first year in CBDM lab.
I love working with mice.
I love gummy bears.
I wrote an award winning poem titled “Mon Cher Papa”.
I ice skate every year.
One of my all-time favorite mantras
I play both Indian and Western violin.
I have accidentally climbed a mountain (as in, kept walking without realizing I was climbing a mountain).
I am a decent calligrapher and have done calligraphy for multiple friends’ wedding invitations.
Artwork I like: Simon Beck, mathematical snow art
I love NE Patriots and Houston Rockets.
I’ve once read 100 books in one year.
One of my favorite food is donkey meat.
Favorite painting: The Scream,1893, by Edvard Munch
I’m a bhangra and stand-up comedy enthusiast(usually not simultaneously.
Ike is my Super Smash Bros character of choice.
I play the euphonium.
Artwork I like
I have featured in a TV ad.
I speak five languages.
I was in a dancing hip hop crew.
Artwork I enjoy
I'm a die-hard Liverpool fan since age 4.It should be understood that Man United, Chelsea and especially Real Madrid fans should err on the side of caution around me.
I was part of a theater team for 15 years and once won a playwright award.
I had lunch with Angela Merkel at the German Chancellery.
I can write and speak Egyptian hieroglyphs.
A piece of art that I like: Give me the flute and sing (Song by Fairuz, lyrics by Kahlil Gibran)
I love podcasts so much that I even hosted one.
I once qualified for the Boston Marathon but was too ill to compete.
I tried a hot sauce rated 3,000,000 scoville...for breakfast.
Prior to science, my dream was to become a historian and be a tour guide.
I slid down from a fuming volcano on my butt.
I visited 39 countries.
A paniting I like
I have hunted with falcons in the past.
I bought a 90 gallons fish tank by mistake and I had to carefully distribute the weight to avoid breaking the floor of the apartment.
I'm terrified of dancing.
A piece of art that I like
Obama follows me on Twitter.
My hometown replaced all its streetlights with roundabouts.
vI have the most helpful review of Cheerios on Amazon.com.
An art piece I like: El Aleph -- Jorge Luis Borges
Loves sports especially basketball.
Father of two kids.
Likes playing video games.
I had to learn to sing a song about my home state in elementary school.
I have won an eating contest.
I like to wear hats.
Favorite song: The Sound of Silence
I was born and raised in Mexico City.
I am allergic to cats.
I am left-handed.
Favorite song: Simple Twist of Fate by Bob Dylan
I am a member of a “Batman villains” cosplay group.
I was a contestant on Masterchef Indonesia.
I once sat two rows behind Kevin Rudd (former Australian Prime Minister) in a movie theatre.
I was the President of Photography Society in college.
Favorite song: "Defying gravity"
I can speak 5 languages.
My favorite pastime is going to gym.
I eat a pint of ice-cream every night.
"Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift"- Albert Einstein Pictured: Pangong Tso, Indo-China Border.
I was a lead guitarist in a technical metal and jazz/fusion band.
I make my own yogurt.
I enjoy ice skating.
Favorite song this is a favorite song of mine.
I love camping and mountain biking.
My family owns the best pastry shop in Naples.
I am a professional guitar player.
Favorite song: "Across the Universe", The Beatles
I've been playing handball for 12 years at a semi-pro level.
I jumped by parachute once, greatest experience of my life.
I have a racing car but I prefer my bike.
When younger, I studied music and graduated as professor but I never taught classes.
I always wanted to become an astronaut.
My favorite Marvel’s superhero is Daredevil.
I once bumped into the UN secretary general randomly in the street.
I can solve a rubics cube in 8 seconds.
I am a big fan of pizza, especially because my family owns a small pizzeria business.
I was on Barcelona’s youth soccer team but eventually decided to pursue science and medicine instead of soccer.
I use to have an afro when I was younger.
A book that inspires me
If I am not working, I am traveling.
I have a Qipao collection.
I have a lipstick collection to go with my Qipao.
Prior to discovering immunology, I aspired to be a deep sea diver a la Jacques Cousteau.
I lived with an 86 year old roommate during my time in New York City.
"La porte de l'invisible doit être visible" is a good motto to follow in science.
I have run 143 marathons in distance by Jan, 2019.
I like cooking as much as doing experiments.
I like eating as much as analyzing experimental data.
A song recently liked