BigRecessiveGene
33 San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
I'm dynamic and I'd love to meet a dynamic girl. A few things I recently crossed off my bucket list:

- I sequenced my genome for fun. Unsurprisingly, my genes suggest a high likelihood for red hair and blue eyes. More interestingly, I'm immune to HIV because I have two recessive CCR5 alleles, a genotype that occurs in 1-in-1000 people. A big recessive gene indeed.

- I attended a spinal fusion surgery hosted by a friend who sells medical devices. I got so involved that an attending surgeon introduced himself to me and asked if I was a new resident. I was more discreet after that.

- I noodled on my friend's priceless 18th-century violin (a Guarneri del Gesu if you're interested). I was initially scared to even hold it, let alone play it. Needless to say I've never sounded better as a musician.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a scientist and entrepreneur.

After a few years in management consulting, and with a couple of startups under my belt, I've returned to UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab to help scientists commercialize their energy-related research. It's perfect for me because I get to nerd out on cutting-edge technology and then think about how it can help society.

I sound like Professor Frink from the Simpsons when I talk about my current projects so ask if you want me to embarrass myself.
I’m really good at
To be honest... math.

I love music and sports and nature and countless other things. I'm even good at some of them.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm 6'3" and have wavy red hair. Whenever my friends and I are in a crowd, we agree to meet at me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have too many favorites to list, and too many for you to read, so I'll randomly pick three per category.

Non-fiction: Short History of Nearly Everything by Bryson, How Not to Be Wrong by Ellenburg, and Predictably Irrational by Ariely.

Fiction: Anna Karenina by Tolstoy, Game of Thrones by Martin, and Sherlock Holmes by Doyle.

Movies: Pan's Labyrinth, Silver Linings Playbook, and Last of the Mohicans.

Shows: The Wire (in HD!), Breaking Bad, and House of Cards.

Music: So This Is Goodbye (Pink Ganter Remix) by William Fitzsimmons, Decatur Psalm by Outkast, and Runaround Sue by Dion.

Food: Baingan Bharta (Indian), Tom Kha (Thai), Smoothies (USA, I guess?).
The six things I could never do without
My tennis racket - I plan to play tennis in a wheel chair.

Zyrtec - Pollen and I don't get along.

Freakonomics podcast - So many great questions, so little time.

The viola - It's been with me since age 5.

Honey - Easily the best sweetener.

Steam room - This is weird, I know.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I'm always wondering about an object’s purpose, utility, or design. It must be the entrepreneur and engineer in me. I wonder aloud, also. My friends make me pay them $1 whenever I do; it’s the equivalent of a swear jar.

The sum of 1+2+3+... to infinity is somehow -1/12?! I've seen the proof, but I still don't believe it: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w-I6XTVZXww
On a typical Friday night I am
I like to check funcheapsf.com for fun and cheap (duh) - but also different and interesting - things to do on Friday nights. I still hit up relaxed bars with friends, but I'm over crowded and sweaty meat markets.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My friends call me "Mr. Bingley!" when they're excited to see me because of my resemblance to the character in 2005's Pride & Prejudice.

Another admission: I saw said film and found it delightful.
You should message me if
I'd love to meet a girl who is dynamic: sometimes brilliant, sometimes silly; sometimes graceful, sometimes seductive; sometimes challenging, sometimes supportive.

Message me if that sounds like you.
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