I graduated from Columbia in 2014 and am in my second year in a PhD program in neurobiology at Duke. To corroborate my professional geekiness, I also enjoy things like D&D, Battlestar Galactica, fantasy RPGs, etc. I also try to stay up with new music, which one might describe as indie for lack of a bettor word, usually from Pitchfork.
I grew up in Durham, and though I attempted to get away in college, it just drew me back in. But this is because I genuinely love the city.
Also, I have strong opinions about pretty much everything. Sometimes, I can be overbearing about them, but I always love to have them challenged.
In the long term, I plan to stay in academia and continue to do research in neurobiology, hopefully in a professorial capacity.
I'm also working on expanding my social circle and finding a niche for myself here in Durham. I would love to get more involved in the rich cultural production of Durham, it's art, music, and performance. Oh, and of course it's food!
Movies: I am completely ignorant about film.
Shows: Various geek staples (Battlestar Galactica, Dr. Who, Firefly) as well as Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, and Portlandia.
Music: I like music that challenges the listener. I expect my music to create space. Here are some of the artists I listen to:
65daysofstatic, Air, Aphex Twin, Baths, Broken Bells, Broken Social Scene, Burial, Caribou, Clams Casino, Crystal Castles, Delorean, Destroyer, DJ Shadow, Eliot Lipp, Fennesz, Flying Lotus, Four Tet, Gang Gang Dance, Girls, Glasser, How To Dress Well, Imogen Heap, James Blake, Kings of Convenience, LCD Soundsystem, M83, MGMT, The Most Serene Republic, Mount Kimbie, My Bloody Valentine, Neon Indian, Nick Drake, Nicolas Jaar, of Montreal, Oriol, Portishead, The Postal Service, The Radio Dept., Radiohead, Salem, Shabazz Palaces, Sigur Ros, Stars, St. Vincent, Surfer Blood, Teebs, and Zombie.
Food: Peanut butter, eggs, bagels, chocolate of various kinds, and tikka masala.
-Google Scholar (why are you so much better than PubMed?)
-Hookah (I frequently go to hookah lounges to read. Note, however, that I do not smoke cigarettes.)