Who am I and why should you bother reading this?
I am Thomas Harper, scientist and aspiring author. This blog is where I post thoughts and ideas on various subjects of interest me. It is also a way to promote my books, as well as books by other authors when, in my infinite wisdom, I deem them acceptable. Feel free to disagree with me on anything I write, but try to keep it civil.
As far as philosophy and politics, I am an autodidact. For science, at least as far as chemistry and biochemistry, I have an actual degree, research experience, and articles published.
My undergraduate research at Grand Valley State University was on beta-lactamase enzymes, which are the enzymes that antibacterial resistant pathogens use to breakdown beta-lactam (penicillin-like) antibiotics. My graduate research was using cryo-electron microscopy to study the structure of CDK8 module of the Mediator complex, which is involved in cell signaling and mRNA transcription. You can view my research publications here.
Other places you can find me (from time-to-time), since by now I’m sure you are just ravenous for the thoughts of such a towering intellect like myself, are:
All Poetry: https://allpoetry.com/TomH