Amy was honored to be invited to speak in a conference put together by undergraduates in the Molecular Biology Club at Istanbul Technical University. The students were incredibly professional in their hosting of the symposium in a huge, beautiful auditorium. 500 undergraduates from around Turkey registered for the symposium and traveled for this 3-day event. Amy did not know a single one of the 24 other outstanding faculty, hailing from Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, the UK, Spain, Jerusalem, Canada, and other countries! With the students’ attentive help, we shared meals and toured the city, which boasts a population of 15-20 million, and sprawls over the bits of Europe and Asia that meet at the Bosphorus.