Erik is a 5th year PhD student in materials science at the University of Florida, working at his newly relocated lab in Raleigh, North Carolina. His area of study is organic electronics, though he much prefers studying games, especially Magic: the Gathering. His famously medium Magical abilities have piloted him to two Pro Tours where he did, unsurprisingly, very mediocre.
Derek received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Florida in May of 2014, and he is now a molecular biologist researching virology as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. He is interested in Magic: the Gathering and a bunch of other games, professional sports (favoring teams from the Denver area), movies in general, and exactly nothing else.
Movie Blog: plotandtheme.com
Together, Erik and Derek (which will in no way ever be confusing) will talk about whatever they feel like. When they talk about Magic, it will be on their show Hapless Research. When they talk about Futurama, it will be on their show Getting the Brain Out. Sometimes, they might actually talk about science things, politics, drinking, movies, and whatever else they want.