I go by Aizan, and I am a scientist. I graduated from a Ph.D. program in October 2022 after completing thesis on viral immunology, specifically on how our body wards off respiratory viral infections. Currently I am a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States.

I came to the United States in January 2014 for a college degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, New York. I graduated in May 2017 and soon after that, I enrolled into a Ph.D. program at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

About This Blog

CaspershireNet was launched back in 2014 (if I remember correctly). The name was inspired by a blogging platform called Ghost, which I am no longer using nowadays in favor of something much simpler, the Hugo. CaspershireNet has a sister blog called MetaCS. Early in September 2023, this blog was migrated to Astro static-content generator and frontend framework. It was a complete revamp, and sadly, not all essays were ported from the old platform to this Astro-powered site.

CaspershireNet houses my long-form articles with less concentration on technical writing. Whereas, my MetaCS is where I jot down my technical notes about everything in biological science and information technology. As I said above, writing is my hobby and I stand by this motto:

A scribe’s lust pens the world’s words.

I hope you enjoy my (somewhat) critical thoughts on CaspershireNet.

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