Welcome to the Homepage
of the Only Perpetually Happy person
Oleg E. Drozhinin
Oleg is now a Medical School student at
Yale School of Medicine.
I am located about 130 miles southwest from my beloved MIT Campus.
Spening most of the time studying does not leave me a lot of time to
update this page. But I shall try. I'm a Webmaster at the Medical
campus and maintain the pages of
Yaxis, Medical School
Student community page. You can take a look at our class's
that I have put up recently.
I have graduated.
I have been a student at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
the best school here in
I majored in
As a proud techie, I am interested in
flows through my veins. But even at MIT, science isn't
everything. Some of my many academic interests include history (American
is is my concentration), languages, and classic literature.
Textbooks do not tell you everything. Even great teachers do
not know everything. Research is where you get(hopefully) the answers no one
knows. Since the time I attended the
Young Scholars Program
headed by Professors
William Fleischman and
Russell Gardner at
Villanova University I became a
proponent of such programs. It is a great way to study an area
of science in much great detail than is possible in a classroom.
My interest in cardiology developed while I participated in
the Fellowship program at the
University of Connecticut Health Center
in Farmington, Connecticut. I worked in the Pharmacology Department
investigating muscarinic agonists and receptors in isolated guinea pig
ventricular myocytes(heart muscle
cells). As it turned out, Acetycholine has a very interesting
on the contracture of the heart cells.
They say that biology people use
Macintosh computers because they
can not figure out how to use
Well, they wrong!
Having programmed for the past ten years, I could not help it
not to find a technically oriented research project
Programming. I worked at International Consortium on Medical Imaging Technology
investigating actin dynamics in vascular endothelium by developing
methodology to create 3-D structures from EM stereo
Green Fluorescent Protein is a very useful way to
study gene expression. In the Biotechnology III Course
and Paul Matsudaira, my lab partner,
and I studied the expression of the Mitotic Arrest
We fused MAD2 N- and C-terminally and studied the expression
of the fusion gene in mammalian cells. Neat, eh?
LIFE besides sleep and Study.
There's much more to life than textbooks. That's right! The
to life is
. And for that
sweet evil one needs an antidote --
Heavyweight Varsity Crew.
Pursuit for academic knowledge is most fun when combined with the search for
one's anaerobic threshold. Have you ever lost 1200 calories in one
hour? Would you like to? Coach
will tell you that it is very very
As much as early Saturday morning
"King of the Hill" captain's practice. Have you experienced the
It's a simple non-technical
apparatus. If you want to know what it is, Just
Stu Schmill, our new lightweight varsity coach, and he'll give you a big
smile and tell you not to eat before erging. You should listen to Stu.
I still can't decide if
is the best. However, both are on
the top of my list, ahead of volleyball, football, and biking. I think that
is wussie; the real football is called
If you're a frosh, sophomore, or Junior and you need help in
or finding a summer Biology
you shouldn't hesitate asking me. I am an
and I will find time to help you with such information. Although
you shouldn't count on unlimited love and care that I give to my
babies(associate advisees), but I can tell you which classes are
good and which... will require you to postpone sleep till next
year. Also, being
(I'd like to become a
someday), I can tell you about the requirements or help pick a
at MIT. My PreMed Advisor is great, although since he is busy with
research and teaching, he can only have a few advisees.
not because I would get to pick food for the dorm study breaks. I
really don't think that most students eat enough healthy food in
college. Although many times students have limited time and
to buy something
there are many simple recipies that can be easily prepared. If
you have any health and stress concerns, Medlinks can refer you to
staff or give you
for Medical Services as well as
Student Affairs Office
who will help you with any other problems.
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