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Matthew Surdel's Amazing Homepage!
Molecular Biology Spring 2010
Permission from Matthew Surdel. Image from
personal collection taken outside Denmark's Kronborg Castle,
also known as Hamlet's Castle, looking toward Sweden.
Project #1: My Favorite Protein - Gal4 (due Feb 17)
Project #2: My Favorite Orthologs of Gal4 (March 10)
Project #3: Gal4 in Jmol!!!!!! (April 9)
Project #4: My Favorite Paper Review (April 30)
My Research Interests:
“Veni, Vidi, Volo in Domum Redire”
"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
St. Francis of Assisi
“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
"I get by with a little help from my friends."
"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
"The friendship that can cease has never been real."
24 "Every one then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock; 25 and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And every one who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand; 27 and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it."
“Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.”
When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.
Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
“I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say.”
“Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking.”
"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're going and hook up with them later."
"Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised."
I phoned my dad to tell him I had stopped smoking. He called me a quitter.
When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.
Thomas Szasz, "The Second Sin"
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.
I like an escalator because an escalator can never break, it can only become stairs. There would never be an escalator temporarily out of order sign, only an escalator temporarily stairs. Sorry for the convenience.
Mitch Hedberg (1968 - 2005), Comedy Central Presents
I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.
Frances Willard (1839 - 1898)
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