Profile: Edward Saravolac

Personal background
My name is Edward Saravolac. I have a bachelors in Microbiology and a PhD in biochemistry earned in the 80's from the University of Windsor. I have worked on drug delivery and gene therapy for many years and now am working as a drug regulator. Back when I lived in Vancouver in the 90s I used to follow Art Bell - a wonderful showman of the paranormal, UFOs and things that go bump in the night. HIs late night show used to accompany me on my walk home back to Kits most nights. Just after I moved to Sydney Australia I learned that there was a Seti @ home team that Art was boosting. That was fab. I could use my new PC to calculate signals from beyond. Back then they took 3 days and I used to log each one in a note book. How delicously nerdy! I have been on and off Seti for some time and these days am certainly on and now I send old PCs and lap tops to computer hell by having them calculate Seti until they die of blue screen of death. A noble retirement I think.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I run seti to be part of a movement and to use electrons for something noble. I am usually very green and want to squeeze every bit of data out of my old boxes of aluminum, silicone and plastic.
I really love how seti piggy backs on other experiments in the big dishes, collecting data and sampling the sky. Again the efficiency is beautiful. I really hope one day someone finds a strong signal.
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