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Hard at work

Hard at work

Doing research on muscle fibers


My Intro to Nutrition and Exercise class at Stanford

My Intro to Nutrition and Exercise class at Stanford

This particular class was in the Summer of 2006. Eric Bean (on my left) and Michael Coffey Jr. were my guest speakers that day (on the topics of endurance and strength training, respectively).


Grubbing on Veggies

Grubbing on Veggies

This is my buddy Alex and I complimenting our power lifting program with real food.


Me at my old microscope

Me at my old microscope

I study myosin interaction with actin during muscle activation. This crosses over into questions of fatigue and metabolism.


Myofibril

Myofibril

This myofibril is about a millionth of a meter in diameter; over a thousand of these put together make up an individual muscle fiber cell. You can clearly see the bands of myosin and actin, the proteins that interact to contract muscle.


Studying myofibril contraction at UCSF

Studying myofibril contraction at UCSF

This is me loading a myofibril on the fluorescence microscope.