hello world

photo of me That’s me, more or less. I took that shot about a week ago; the spousal unit says that if it were all you had to go on, you’d recognise me easily enough. What’s left of the hair is mousy brown, the beard is reddish where it’s not grey, and the eyes are blue: standard WASP-y hybrid. (Another photo here.) Born Papua New Guinea 1969, moved to Australia 1976; high school here, university here; Hons with this bloke, PhD here on vaccine candidate antigens in this disease with this bloke (photo here, works here), just before he moved to Tulane. First post-doc in HIV replication with David Harrich, to whom I owe an enormous debt and not just for all the science. Met wife online Nov 01, married Aug 02, moved to Portland OR Nov 02. Until June 2005, worked with Caroline Enns on the molecular basis of iron homeostasis in humans, with a particular emphasis on haemochromatosis. Now working with [redacted, see update below]
Anything else you want to know, just ask.
Update 041207: no one asked, but for Google juice and because I never actually meant to be anonymous (I keep the handle because it’s how most of my online friends know me): Bill Hooker. Search here for “Hooker CW” to see most of my scientific publications.
Update, 2008: It has been brought rather forcefully to my attention that my employers do not want anyone ever to get the impression that I represent them in any capacity. So if you, dear reader, should happen to find out where I work, please ignore that information and know that the contents of this site are my fault and my fault alone, having nothing whatsoever to do with my current employers.

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