site serves primarily to share pictures and news of our lives with friends
and family. Basically a more interactive version of that form letter
that some relative sends you every holiday.
And why GENETICZOO? Because we're both biologists and because it's just a fun name that plays off our common passion for research and creativity.
And why ANGRYBRAINCELL? Because of the whimsical idea of a solitary disgruntled neuron.
KAREN came up with the inspiration for ANGRYBRAINCELL which is a sly reference to neuro-inflammation, an area of interest and expertise for Karen. In fact, she has founded a consulting company to provide expert scientific guidance in these areas (klwscientific.com). She currently works for the Myelin Repair Foundation where she is a Scientist in the Translational Research Group.
AARRON is currently a Principal Scientist at Merck where he is a group leader focused in the development of breakthrough antibody therapies for oncology and inflammation. Aarron's professional scientific and research interests can be found at noncoding.com -- a reference to his key contributions to the biology and function of noncoding RNAs.