I almost cried when I told my lab about this announcement (they’ll probably say I sobbed like a baby). Words can’t express how something like this feels. I owe so much to so many people – literally over the course of my life – for help getting to this point. And we’re not done yet!
If you would have told this kid that someday he’d be a fancy Regents Professor, he quite likely would have laughed in your face, burped some cheap beer, and asked, “What in the hell is that?”