I'm a 30-year-old male from the UK, a PhD graduate and working in cancer research currently. A couple of years ago, out of sheer curiosity, I did a sequencing.com WGS test. Lo and behold, I have the two E4 alleles. I have a strong understanding of the underlying science, and my scientific background has helped me (or not?!) to rationalise this discovery.
I am fortunate in that I can say, hand on heart, I am a generally very fit and healthy young adult - never smoked, drink alcohol infrequently, exercise a lot. Not a perfect lifestyle (I knocked my head a bit while training in martial arts for a few years, and my sleep can be a bit patchy - but no one can claim to be a saint I guess).
Essentially, I have two quite far-out requests on here. They may be unlikely to happen, but I might as well try:
- 1) If ever there was a good reason to pursue a career, it would be having a personal interest in the job area. So, if there are any researchers here who may have a vacancy for a postdoc in their lab, now or in the distant future, please do get in touch. I have 6 years of cell-based research experience and an unmatched desire to learn more about this topic.
2) Are there any researchers out there who are looking for volunteers in studies investigating the effects of Apoe isoforms in health and disease? An online survey, longitudinal analysis, additional genotyping studies... Depending on location, I'm open to any requests for help in advancing our knowledge of the APOE gene/Apoe protein.
Thanks again for the website and the resources, I've bookmarked the homepage and look forward to exploring it in more detail over the coming weeks and months.
Hmm, I suppose this wasn't brief after all...