Global Soloist Rank: #42
Global Soloist Score: 1785
|Location:||Dallas, Texas USA|
An educated cowboy/redneck from Dallas, Texas, USA.
When I was in grad school in 1985 at the State University of New York at Buffalo, my master's thesis was to develop a computer program that predicted the secondary structures (helix, sheet, loop) of proteins based on their amino acid sequences. Tertiary structure (i.e. folding) prediction was a pie-in-the-sky fantasy. Imagine my delight, in 2008, to find out that not only are people determining tertiary structures of proteins, but they've made a *game* of it.
I play to win; but I am not always in a serious mood. You can often find me in Veteran chat cuttin' up with my trusty cyber-horse "Trigger". Say howdy if you see us.
FoldIt bragging rights: I am the proud winner of the only trophy ever presented by FoldIt. Read about it at https://fold.it/portal/node/987550 .
Also got to represent FoldIt players in an interview about Citizen Scientists that was published in Nature magazine. Read about it at https://www.nature.com/news/2010/100804/pdf/466685a.pdf .
Licensed Massage Therapist. Also a photographer, videographer, blogger, and webmaster. I have studied health and nutrition for over thirty years. Ask me my opinions about the subject.
Retired from FoldIt in 2014 after the death of player auntdeen, a beloved friend, broke my heart and my spirit. Now I'm back, to help kick COVID-19 in its viral butt.
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