What did you study? Was it your choice or outside influences? What was the formal education experience like for you? I am very curious, and I followed my curiosity throughout my life and my career. When I was little, I loved science (I still do today), I went to public libraries to read science Journals every week, eventually I went to university and studied Chemistry and Biochemistry. When I came to the United States for grad school, I came across the opportunity to do gene sequencing using powerful mainframe machines.