About this Blog
In my mind one of the most beautifully lyrical narratives of a scientific expedition is The Log from the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck. It sets the standard for writing eloquently, honestly and intelligently about life and science. The expedition was undertaken with his friend the biologist Ed Ricketts to study the flora and fauna of the intertidal zones of Baja California, sailing round the coast in a purse-seiner. During their journey they often lamented the lack of a photographer who could properly document their findings. Life is an experimental expedition itself. In my own ongoing journey I have studied as a scientist and I enjoy photography. So, inspired by Steinbeck, this is my own blog from the Sea of Cortez. My primary areas of interest in science are human disease, the environment, and the intersection of both in a burgeoning area of science known as One Health. This is actually a very diverse topic and encompasses microbiology/virology, immunology, autoimmune disease, cancer, genetics and ecology. I’m also a history buff, especially ancient history, UK history, and now American history. Since I also used to play rugby and love the sport that might also creep into a post once in a while. What this all means is that this blog is very genuinely me.
I grew up amazed and astounded by all things running the gamut from science through art. Unfortunately I had to streamline my interests to satisfy the education system and the left side of the brain won out. Throughout my undergraduate and postgraduate education at Cardiff University and the University of Birmingham (UK) I pursued a career in biological science through the study of viruses and the immune responses to them. I have continued with these themes of research for subsequent post-doctoral studies in New York and currently work on the immune mechanism of disease in multiple sclerosis.
Meeting my wife-to-be, a creative writing and poetry major, awoke the long-dormant right-hand side of my brain. Looking to channel rediscovered artistic energies I finally found the medium of photography. I am inspired by the natural and man-made world around us; from the everyday mundane in the places we call home, to the sights and sounds of the exotic in those places we explore. My creative work is heavily informed by my background in natural and medical sciences, as well as an interest in anthropology and history.
Born in Chester, England, Edward moved through several places during his life including Solihull, Menai Bridge, Hereford, Cardiff and Birmingham in the U.K., and Manhattan, NY in the USA. He currently resides with his wife in Brooklyn, NY.
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