Shellfish carnage at the obligatory fall kräftskiva, biophysicists edition.
We didn’t expect Swedish life to involve quite so much amusement-park time; but with historic Gröna Lund in our backyard, hosting sunny-evening concerts from the likes of Beck, Billy Idol, and Ziggy Marley, our season passes got good use this summer. When in Stockholm…
July weekend on Åreskutan, 4650′ high in the Swedish ‘Alps.’
Åre gamla kyrka
Åre from above
We stayed for the views, but came for the food—thanks to guest Jenny and a wait-list opening at Fäviken, Magnus Nilsson’s Michelin-starred treasure in nearby Järpen.
chard, oat, rhubarb
Pappy van Winkle tasting, far from home
Accommodations at Tott Hotell Åre were an equally pleasant surprise. Would love to see this magic mount in its winter glory…
Tott from above
Åreälven from Tott pool
spa-side mountain views
Dalarna sights, some trippier than others, during downtime at the 22nd Swedish Conference on Macromolecular Structure & Function.
Sunny stopover at Grisslinge Beach en route to Värmdö.
Taking the Mavic Air for a spin on a dusky Skinnarviksberget evening.
On a personal and historical as well as professional note, this week one of my first mentees — starting six years ago when I was still a postdoc in Texas, continuing remotely during my tenure in New York, and wrapping up in my past two years in Sweden — successfully defended her PhD in Biochemistry from Stockholm University.
Many congratulations, Dr Stephanie Heusser; I hope our scientific and spiritual paths continue to intersect for many years to come.
UT Commencement, May 2012
E-phys team, Sept 2015
Austin sabbatical, Nov 2015
Adron & family in Vasaparken, July 2016
Ion channels team, June 2017
Oocyte ladies at Aula Medica, July 2017
CA Panoramic Hwy, Feb 2018
Muir Woods, Feb 2018
PhD & opponent, May 2018