Researching the funniest virus (explicit)
Lou Serico's childhood dream of being a scientist is tested by working in a herpes lab for his PhD.
“Clearly I have a lifelong destiny of researching biological punch lines.”
Lou Serico is a molecular biologist by training. He studied virology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine for four years, and also has worked as a laboratory research assistant at SUNY Downstate and Rockefeller University. For the past ten years, he has been a forensic geneticist for the City of New York, specializing in the development of DNA profiles from crime scene evidence and post-mortem samples. In addition to his scientific work, he was a blogger for Nerve and has completed a fictional novel based on the lives of forensic scientists.