About

Wednesday April 17, 2019

My name is Aizan Fahri, a virologist trainee at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), New York. Trainee here indicates that I am a PhD student, currently I am in my 2nd year, hopefully graduating in 3 - 4 years with a doctoral degree.

The formative event that inspired me to pursue this path was when I took the virology course when I was an undergraduate at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester NY. I always tell people that my motivation to study viruses due to the fact that viruses are evil, knowing them means knowing ourselves too.

I graduated from RIT on May 19th, 2017 with a Magna Cum Laude, a fancy Greek’s way of saying my CGPA is above 3.6 and it literally translates into “with great distinction”. I thank my sponsor, the government of Malaysia, for allowing me to study in the States for my undergraduate education. At the URMC, I am being sponsored generously by the University itself.

My hobby is photography, digital sketching (mostly with Inkscape), and writing. I am the least active member at Amanz Media (amanz.my), mostly writing about biology/science/tech. This is simply saying that if my vocation to be a bench scientist doesn’t work out, I can be a science/tech writer.

If you wish to connect with me, I am pretty responsive via Twitter (@aixnr).

# 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.

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.