I'm originally from Israel, spent my childhood in Italy, lived for 11 years in the US and now in the Netherlands. I have a PhD in physical chemistry and I am a faculty member in the department of radiology of the Leiden University Medical Center, doing research in medical imaging (MRI). I have a partner, Anthony, who is a composer and pianist, originally from the United States. Now we live together in lovely Leiden. I'm an amateur pianist myself and can not live without good espresso in reasonable reach.