I am gay and I am a biochemist and assistant professor in microbiology.//
I have always had a fascination for enzymes and macromolecular complexes as nanomachines. The sheer fact that these proteins could carry out operations with incredible precision and speed was and still is simply mind-boggling. That lead me to question how and why these machines worked, which in turn led me to enzyme biotechnology and protein engineering. I was very lucky to have a supportive environment during my PhD when I first came out in an interview published in a nationwide gay magazine. Nowadays, as a lecturer to undergrads and supervisor of my own PhD students and postdocs, I try to provide an environment where everyone feels accepted and comfortable.