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William Nusmen

William Nusmen

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aka William Edgar Nusmen

Nickname – Nus.

D.O.B. ─ October 19, 1963. PLACE OF BIRTH ─ Richland, Washington.

HEIGHT – Six feet.

BUILD ─ Gangling, 160 lbs.

HAIR COLOR – Medium-brown, 6 inches long and wild, rarely combs it.

EYE COLOR – Brown.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS – Untamed frizzy long hair. Almost matted. Tends to stand out like Einstein but possibly a closer parallel is Merlin the Magician with bird nests in his hair. Pronounced Adam’s Apple. Often unshaven with beard tending toward fuzzy rather than course.

FAMILY – Partner – None. Past girlfriend – Dr Gabriella Pinski a professor of microbiology and virology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. They met hiking in Mt. St. Helens crater where Dr Pinski supervised graduate students on a continuing study of regeneration of micro habitats after the volcanic eruption. Mother – Catherine Nusmen worked as a hospital administrator. Father – David Nusmen worked as an accountant.

PERSONALITY─ Lives in his thoughts. Self-absorbed. Eccentric. Intelligent, serious, single minded, likes solving science problems, can be childish, has trouble relating to people, interested in different topics. Could be categorized as narcissistic but a more accurate term might be oblivious to other people. Driven by interests in microbiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, and plants. Never played sports. No social interests.

HOBBIES – Hiking away from people, plants, chemistry. Occasionally tried computer hacking and games.

PETS – None.

EDUCATION – BSc and MSc in biochemistry with a minor in molecular biology from Harvard University. MSc Thesis ─ Induction Roles and Meiosis in RNA-Binding Proteins.

OCCUPATION – Part time work for US Forest Service doing plant studies. Forced incarceration at the Department of Defense’s secret Biological Warfare Laboratories at Fort Lewis, Washington.

CAREER – After graduation moved to the Methow Valley near Winthrop, Washington State. Worked part time for the Forest Service doing vegetation field studies in the wilderness areas.

MODUS OPERANDI – Nusmen has no particular way of working other than total immersion.

BOOKS APPEARS OR is MENTIONED IN – RS Perry adventure books – Off The Edge; Over The Line; Out Of Time, Ecuador.


Favorite Food ─ Mazama Country store’s muffins. Junk food. Mostly does not care about food or nutrition. Likes sugar.

Favorite Books – Biochemistry and microbiology text books. The Sefish Gene. The Hot Zone, The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, The Deep Hot Biosphere.

Favorite Journals ─ Stacks of scientific journals in his small apartment at the the Biological Warfare Laboratories.

Favorite Movies – The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, Outbreak, Twelve Monkeys, The Omega man, The X Files, Mimic, Virus, War Games, Tron, The Matrix, The Net, The Big Lebowski, Freaks, Blade Runner, A Clockwork Orange.

Favorite Animal ─ Likes Birds more than animals. Plants, fungi, slime molds, algae more than animals including people. 

Favorite Bacteria ─ The one he helped to engineer at Harvard Staphylococcus Aureus.

Favorite Virus ─ Lyssavirus Rabies. 

Favorite llama – None. Used them with Heather but never thought about them.

Favorite music – Rarely listens to music ─ Pink Floyd, especially Another Brick in the Wall, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, The Cranberries, Metallica, The Black Crowes, Daft Punk.

Favorite weapon – SAVE-Staphylococcus aureus Vancomycin Evolves. The resistant bacteria that Nusmen and Wally, now Dr Wally Banks created at Harvard when they were undergraduate students.