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What I’m doing with my life
I will do my best at writing this without seeming too egomaniacal.

I'm currently employed as a laboratory assistant at a diagnostic laboratory while studying Developmental Biology, with a strong concentration in Neurobiology. My ultimate aspiration is neurobiological research. I am fascinated by the human brain and its complexities (to say the brain is "complex" is a massive understatement) and the fact that we have discovered so little. I am looking into several prospective doctoral programs. The process of intellectual growth and the excitement of pursuing my interests are what count the most to me.

I also dedicate much of my free time to the arts - illustration,
cartooning, sculpting, film, painting (skill isn't fully developed, but still enjoy it, nonetheless), and photography; just to name a few. I
enjoy cross-fertilizing many areas of interest, ranging from art to
science. The way that I see it, both art and science go
hand-in-hand in that they each require imagination. I'm also a huge
film and book buff.
I’m really good at
Analysis, deductive reasoning, theorizing, problem-solving, conceptualizing, imagining, academics, research, writing, illustration, cartoon art, photography (particularly nature and wildlife), sculpting, and more.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'll allow you to be judge!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'll do my best with this. Keep in mind this list only comprises about 5%. I can't help but think of the numerous other selections I've left out.

Movies (by director)

Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, Lolita, A Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove: Or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.)
John Cassavetes (A Child is Waiting, Love Streams, Gloria.)
Robert Zemeckis (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Back to the Future Trilogy, Contact, Cast Away, Flight.)
Dario Argento (The Bird With the Crystal Plumage, Suspiria, Tenebrae, Deep Red.)
Neil Jordan (The Butcher Boy, The End of the Affair, In Dreams.)
Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk 'Till Dawn, Machete, El Mariachi, Desperado.)
James Cameron (Aliens, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgement Day.)
Charlie Chaplin (The Kid, The Great Dictator.)
Lucio Fulci (City of the Living Dead, The Beyond, Contraband, Zombi.)
David Cronenberg (Videodrome, Scanners, Spider, The Fly.)
Stanley Kramer (Inherit the Wind, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?)
Mario Bava (Black Sunday, Black Sabbath, The Whip and the Body.)
Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Night Breed.)
Martin Scorsese (Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Casino, Shutter Island, Cape Fear.)
Sergio Leone (For a Few Dollars More, Once Upon A Time In America, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Duck, You Sucker!)
Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre [never mind the countless remakes and ripoffs], Poltergeist, The Funhouse.)
Alfred Hitchcock (Strangers on a Train, Vertigo, Dial "M" for Murder, Rope.)
Fritz Lang (Metropolis, Fury, You Only Live Once.)
F.W. Murnau (Nosferatu, Phantom.)
Werner Herzog (Signs of Life, Scream of Stone, Heart of Glass, The Grizzly Man, Nosferatu The Vampyre.)
Sam Peckinpah (Straw Dogs, The Wild Bunch, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, Pat Gerrett and Billy The Kid.)
Roman Polanski (Repulsion, Rosemary 's Baby, Macbeth, Chinatown.)
Woody Allen (Sleeper, Manhattan, Annie Hall, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex: But Were Afraid to Ask, Match Point, Whatever It Takes, What's Up, Tiger Lilly?)
Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety, Spaceballs, Silent Movie.)
Buster Keaton (The General, Our Hospitality, Sherlock, Jr.)
The Hughes Brothers (Menace II Society, Dead Presidents, From Hell)
Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond, Edmond.)
John Carpenter (The Thing, Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween, Escape From New York.)
Peter Jackson (Meet the Feebles, Bad Taste, Dead Alive, Heavenly Creatures, The Frighteners.)
Rob Reiner (This is Spinal Tap, Misery, Stand by Me.)
Oliver Stone (Natural Born Killers, Wall Street, U-Turn.)
David O. Russell (Flirting With Disaster, Three Kings, I Heart Huckabee's.)
Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, Ms. 45, The Funeral.)
Ralph Bakshi (Fritz The Cat, The Animated Lord of The Rings, Street Fight.)

Books (by author)

Antonio Demasio (Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and The Human Brain, The Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain, Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and The Feeling Brain.)
Charles Darwin (The Origin of Species, The Descent of Man, The Expression of the Emotion in Man and Animal.)
Stephen Jay Gould (Ever Since Darwin, Dinosaur in a Haystack, The Panda's Thumb, The Mismeasure of Man.)
Robert M. Sopolsky (Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, Monkeyluv: And Other Essays on Our Lives as Animals, The Trouble with Testosterone: And Other Essays on the Biology of the Human Predicament.)
Steven Pinker (The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature, The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature, The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works.)
Leonard Mlodinow (The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives.)
Christopher Hitchens (Letters to a Young Contrarian, For the Sake of Argument, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice.)
Thomas Huxley (Evidence As To Man's Place in Nature.)
David Livingstone Smith (Why We Lie: The Evolutionary Roots of Self Deception and The Unconscious Mind, Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others, )
Normon Doidge (The Brain That Changes Itself, The Brain's Way of Healing.)
Robert Lewis Stevenson (Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Treasure Island, Kidnapped.)
H.G. Wells (The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Island of Doctor Mareau.)
Marshal McLuhan (Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects, The Guttenberg Galaxy.)
Isaac Asimov (Our Angry Earth, The Robot Series.)
David Foster Wallace (The Broom of the System, Consider the Lobster, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again.)
Jared Diamond (The Third Chimpanzee, Collapse, Guns, Germs, & Steel.)
Ernest Hemingway (A Farewell to Arms, A Moveable Feast, The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls.)
Richard Dawkins (The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Unweaving The Rainbow, The Extended Phenotype.)
Mark Twain (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Damned Human Race, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, The Mysterious Stranger.)
K. Eric Drexler (Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery Manufacturing and Computation, Engines of Creation.)
Daniel H. Wilson (Robopocalypse, How to Survive a Robot Uprising, Where's my Jetpack?, How to Build a Robot Army.)
Raymond Chandler (Farewell, My Lovely, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye.)
WIlliam Gibson (The Sprawl Trilogy - Neuromancer, Count Zero, and Mona Lisa Overdrive
Hunter S. Thompson (Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, Generation of Swine, The Rum Diary.)

I also read my share of magazines, such as The Smithsonian, National Geographic, Science Illustrated, Popular Science, Wired, The American Cinematographer, MAD, Wizard, Rue Morgue, Fangoria, Video Watch Dog.



The Smithsonian Channel, National Geographic, G4, Sundance, IFC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Al Jazeera, Chiller, PBS, Ovation, El Ray, Turner Classic Movies


Nova Science, Taboo, Body Bizzarre, Untold Stories of the E.R., Talk to Al Jazeera, Charlie Rose, Deadliest Warrior, 1,000 Ways to Die, Sesame Street, Family Guy, American Dad!, South Park, Rocko's Modern Life, Ren & Stimpy, Darkwing Duck, Invader Zim, Robot Chicken, Moral Orel, Boondox, Black Dynamite, Rick & Morty, The Director's Chair with Robert Rodriguez, Celebrity Deathmatch, Aeon Flux, Chinpoko Mon.


I'm an ardent foodie! As a person who loves to learn about different cultures, I believe food is one of the best ways to experience other cultures. My tastes span across The Globe (literally!), encompassing Mexican (with Aztec roots), Peurto Rican, African (mostly Northern), Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern (Persian and Arabic), Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, and the list goes on. I'm always a sucker for Sushi!

I would like to consider myself a pretty competent cook. I enjoy fusion cooking, mainly Mediterranean and Middle Eastern. I enjoy the creative process of combining elements of different cultural cuisine.
The six things I could never do without
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a cybernetic organism, living tissue over metal endoskeleton.