When I am not in St. Louis, I live in Ottawa with my wife Sebnem and our daughters, Nevra and Rana. I have backpacked through 34 countries, where I have acted in an Indian soap opera (unfortunately my scene was cut), wondered around Palmyra virtually alone (in 2010, before the Syrian civil war), and cycled around Angkor Wat. When not spending time with family or writing research articles, I cycle and play volleyball as much as I can.
Michael A. Gavin
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Washington University in St. Louis