An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is working to assist the Uganda Cancer Research Institute. Being an Infectious Disease guy, my work is going to be to basically transfer our technology to them and to train someone to run the assays we have designed in our lab back here in the states.
Human Herpes Virus 8 (HHV8) is a leading cause of cancer, particularly among kids and immune-compromised patients. The particular assay we will be transferring detects and quantitates this virus.