BootsMcGraw
Global Soloist Rank: #15
Global Soloist Score: 2410

Profile

Name: BootsMcGraw
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
Started Folding: 12/06/08
About me:

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.

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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 .

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 .

Also got to represent FoldIt players through interviews for children's science magazine Muse, Volume 17, Number 3, and the University of Washington's alumni magazine Columns, March 2011 issue.

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Licensed Massage Therapist. Also a photographer, videographer, blogger, and webmaster. I have studied health and nutrition for over thirty years. Ask me what you will about the subject.

Retired from FoldIt in 2014 after the death of player auntdeen (https://fold.it/portal/user/99169), a beloved friend, broke my heart and my spirit. Now I'm back, to help kick COVID-19 in its viral butt.

Group: Contenders

Ranks

CategorySolo RankEvo Rank

Soloist Puzzle Scores

Evolver Puzzle Scores

Contests

ContestRankScoreLast Played
26/13510,86205/10/10
Let's Cure Cancer Finally213/55810,22803/10/13
The Marathon of Foldit: 611 residues big puzzle chalenge10/1918,66712/27/13

Achievements

Junior Soloist
Achieved Soloist rank 30 or better in at least 5 puzzles
 
Veteran Soloist
Achieved Soloist rank 20 or better in at least 10 puzzles
 
Master Soloist
Achieved Soloist rank 10 or better in at least 15 puzzles
 
Junior Evolver
Achieved Evolver rank 30 or better in at least 5 puzzles
 
Veteran Evolver
Achieved Evolver rank 20 or better in at least 10 puzzles
 
Master Evolver
Achieved Evolver rank 10 or better in at least 15 puzzles
 
Junior Debugger - Retired
Reported 1 bug that was fixed by the Foldit team
 
Veteran Debugger - Retired
Reported 3 bugs that were fixed by the Foldit team
 
Master Debugger - Retired
Reported 8 bugs that were fixed by the Foldit team
 
Junior Consultant - Retired
Provided 1 feature/suggestion feedback that was implemented by the Foldit team
 
Veteran Consultant - Retired
Provided 3 feature/suggestion feedbacks that were implemented by the Foldit team
 
Master Consultant - Retired
Provided 8 feature/suggestion feedbacks that were implemented by the Foldit team
 
Baby Steps
Complete ten moves
 
Step Routine
Complete one hundred moves
 
Moving Up
Complete one thousand moves
 

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