A Flimsy Excuse

So this weekend's Saturday Scavenger Shots word is brought to us by Silly Rabbit over at Down Silly Rabbit's Hole and the word is FLIMSY. Well, I had geeky and science-y ideas for this one, but the opportunities did not present themselves this week. So, I have two photos and a FLIMSY excuse why I chose them.

This is my boss, Dr. Marc Pelletier waiting to get things rolling for Futures in Biotech. The champagne was from...

Dr. Mark Griswold, who is now a full professor at Case Western Reserve University. Congratulations, Mark. We didn't get to the champagne toast, but it will happen eventually.

Okay, now for the FLIMSY reason why I posted these two photos. Friday afternoon was the final episode of Futures in Biotech on the TWiT Network. I sat in on many of Marc's shows over the past couple years, and the show, while there have only been 95 episodes, has been active for six years. Friday was a final panel show with past guests, panelists and co-hosts...an one, lucky data analyst. The line up included Marc Pelletier, PhD., Mark Griswold, PhD., George Farr, PhD., Jasen Buch, Dave Thomas, PhD., Andre Nantel, PhD., Vincent Racaniello, PhD., Justin Sanchez, PhD., and Dave Brodbeck, PhD.

It was an honor to be a part of this panel and get the chance to discuss my own experiences. I only have a few speaking moments, but it was a lot of fun. By the way, the episode is available here and will be the last one on TWiT. However, the show is not over as Vincent Racaniello of TWiV (This Week in Virology) is setting up a new science podcast network, MicrobeTV. This network makes science accessible to everyone. I would like to send a big Thank You out to Leo LaPorte, founder of the TWiT network, for hosting FiB these past six years. If it weren't for that, I would have no idea who Marc Pelletier is and probably wouldn't be working for him.