I hope you are doing very well.
This week, I attended a talk by a charming professor from Korea, who looks like a slender Korean pop star. She is 45 years old but appears as youthful as 30s.
Professor Ham immediately reminded me on you, Jen! Both Professor Ham and you are highly enthusiastic, confident and knowledgeable.
I would also not forget how Sir went an extra mile to dim the projector by climbing onto the table. It is an inspiration for delivering service from our most sincere hearts.
Both you and Professor Ham are interested in the molecular mechanism of amyloid-beta in the Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia.
Sadly, most people will develop Alzheimer’s, if they live long enough. But again, this experience beats the other alternative – dying young.
Of course, everyone wants to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s. Recently, I learned that just by inheriting a copy of APOE4 allele (alternative form of the gene) on chromosome 19, increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. About a quarter of people carry an APOE4 allele, that codes for the ApoE4 protein.
The ApoE4 protein strongly promotes the deposition of amyloid-beta in the brain, and ApoE are made by neurons under stress. No matter what happens, let us calm down and be stress-free. Choose and decide on happiness.
In the middle of Professor Ham’s talk, she gave us a quiz. Simply put, she asked a question to reinforce the concepts that she was sharing.
While a student, I have been trained rigorously to find patterns (including similarities) in my study projects. I could not help noticing that both Prof Ham and you have beautiful eyes and long delicate fingers with a ring and polished nails, that both of you use aptly to explain some (difficult) concepts.
Recalling how we met, it was a serendipitous one for me at the staircase outside the CyberCafe that encircles the pyramid. Thank you for offering your help in the technical details of my projects. You were a God-sent angel to me, then a struggling student.
I must also credit you for introducing me to Andy, from whom I get to know other awesome mentors.
Herein, I express how much I am thankful for your early guidance in my formative years in Cambridge.