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LIOS May Meeting Speaker - Ernie from Enlightened Orchids
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Author:  LIOS [ Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:18 pm ]
Post subject:  LIOS May Meeting Speaker - Ernie from Enlightened Orchids

Ernie from Enlightened Orchids will be accepting pre-orders for the May meeting:

Website: http://www.enlightenedorchids.com
Phone (630) 338-3132

Ernie Ernie@EnLightenedOrchids.com
Lee Ann LeeAnn@EnLightenedOrchids.com
Questions? Info@EnLightenedOrchids.com
Ordering Orders@EnLightenedOrchids.com

Ernie, born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Marine Biology and Aquaculture from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL. He spent three years of graduate study at the George Washington University and National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC investigating the physiology, evolutionary biology, and taxonomy of freshwater, South American catfishes in the genus Corydoras. He currently works as a laboratory manager and technician in the Biomedical Polymer Sciences Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences performing research using polymers for targeted, controlled release cancer treatments and directed cell growth for tissue regeneration. Ernie is a probationary, certified AOS judge at the Chicago judging center in his sixth year of training. We have been growing orchids under fluorescent lights since 1997. We grow primarily Paphiopedilums, Phragmipediums, Moth orchids (Phalaenopsis/ Doritis/ Doritaenopsis etc), and mini and compact Corsage orchids (Cattleya alliance). In his spare time, aside from maintaining orchids under lights in a dedicated 8'x10' second story room and unique garage growing room, Ernie likes to spend time with his wife, son, and cat; brew beer; keep tropical fish; play volleyball and roller hockey; and SCUBA dive as a PADI-certified Divemaster.

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