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Hi I'm Dave

I am an Evolutionary Biologist. I work on Malaria genomes. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a kind of goofy programmer and biologist who grew up all over the world. My dad was in the army so I have lived large pieces of my life overseas, and never too long in any one place. I have lived in about 30 different places for 3 months or more. While many people expect me to be a huge fan of travelling, it has honestly been quite the opposite - I don't feel any need to travel, just to surround myself with friends and family. In my free time I enjoy hanging out, watching movies, etc. I love reading fiction, probably too much - everything else in my life usually gets pushed aside unintentionally the second I get into it. I enjoy sports and have done a couple of Triathlons, which I train for about as much as most people use their gym passes. Keeping fit is a tough battle against my wife's good cooking... Live is great!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon and I know it is true. Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings happiness to my life, and I have found a purpose and plan for me in the teachings of Jesus Christ. Life isn't always easy, but I have been supported by the beautiful hymns (our church songs), the simple love that can be expressed in a righteous family, and the faith of people in the scriptures who have struggled with many of the same problems in life that I have. I am a Mormon because I am a better person when I understand my place in God's plan

How I live my faith

Usually, I just do what I can to help with what is needed. I served a mission for 24 months in Orlando Florida (think humidity, not Disneyworld). Honestly, I feel that the Lord helps me through others more than I deserve, so I try to do my best to help where I can. I do regularly go out with the missionaries to teach the gospel, and volunteer for service when I can.