Hi, I am Mark Vaske,

the creator of this site. I am currently a student at the University of Iowa where I study Genetics and conduct fruit fly research, specifically on Neurogenic Ectoderm Enhancers and the effects of indel mutations between transcription factor binding sites.

When I am not busy as a scientist and student, I like to get outside, either on a bike or on some other expidition. Additionally I enjoy taking photos, listening to music, making things, and I am always down for good beer.

I am an INTJ, and sometimes have strong opinions. I am generally curious about almost anything and everything. I am fascinated by the world around me and aim to understand everything I can about it. The ultimate goal is to figure out how to keep on living so I can keep learning and exploring.