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Life Short Reads

All Over Again

Ten years ago I arrived in Loma Linda, California and attempted to meet the three other naïve souls in my MD/PhD program, only to discover every last one of them was cool enough to have…Continue readingAll Over Again

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Energy

Collage

I collected the invitations To events I had missed: Weddings, showers, parties All unattended, reply cards unsent. Their photos covered my wall.Continue readingCollage

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Life Long Reads

End of the End of the End

Graduation. An event that had been so far off for so long, my dazed mind refused to believe it could actually be happening. And yet, here it was, a weekend of visitors and ceremonies and…Continue readingEnd of the End of the End

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Beginning of the Beginning of the End

When last I wrote, I had successfully presented my PhD thesis proposal and was celebrating that the progress bar of my ridiculously ill-conceived plan for post-graduate education had reached the neighborhood of 25%. Now, a short…Continue readingBeginning of the Beginning of the End

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Matter Science

Lipid Regulation as a Critical Factor in the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease

PhD Thesis Defense presented by Michael A. Castello on Friday, September 5, 2014.Continue readingLipid Regulation as a Critical Factor in the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Matter Science

Testing an Adaptive Response Hypothesis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Loma Linda University Monday Seminar presentation, February 11, 2013. Also available on Prezi or for download.Continue readingTesting an Adaptive Response Hypothesis of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Life Long Reads

Beginning of the End of the Beginning | Loma Linda University School of Medicine Student Blog

I will start with the best part: Friday, I presented my thesis proposal––and passed! I’ve spent the rest of the weekend being ecstatic. Typically, the response from others follows a somewhat less enthusiastic motif. “Wow,…Continue readingBeginning of the End of the Beginning | Loma Linda University School of Medicine Student Blog

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Life Short Reads

PhD Candidate!

Yesterday I presented and defended my PhD thesis. Spoiler: I passed! I’m now a PhD candidate, meaning that the only thing standing between me and my first doctorate…is more than a year of dedicated research.…Continue readingPhD Candidate!