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Knock Knock Dr Knox

Posted Feb. 28, 2021, 12:48 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Theodore Knox (Chief Medical Officer) (Calé Reilly)

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Ilena Keelara Rox (Medical (Assistant Researcher - Abell)) in Knock Knock Dr Knox

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Theodore Knox (Chief Medical Officer) in Knock Knock Dr Knox

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Ilena Keelara Rox (Medical (Assistant Researcher - Abell)) in Knock Knock Dr Knox
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Ilean dropped Thor off at her quarters. She left food and water for him and dug out his toys so he wouldn’t eat the furniture. When she left he was bounding from couch to chair to floor testing out where was the best place for a doggie nap. She headed back to deck 3 and entered looking around. This was an amazing sickbay. Ilena grinned and began to wander getting a good look at everything. She was very aware not to touch as, 1 she wasn’t cleared for duty yet, and 2 she knew, being the AMO of her last ship, she didn’t like anyone touching the equipment until given ‘the tour.’ Ah but this was a marvel of medical science in here. She understood though she would not be working here, primarily and was eager to see what had been labeled “Beta sickbay” on the PaDD Cmdr Hallasholm had given her.
Lt Rox, Abel level researcher

Stealthy as ever the form of Theodore Knox had watched the newcomer enter sickbay and wander around. Carefully he had placed the instrument he was about to use on the unconscious form of NE Steven’s down and tracked her progress. Mind made up to approach her now he glanced down at his latest vict…patient and decided that he wouldn’t mind being left to sleep a while longer. He checked his timepiece, he would need to explain the time lapse following the sedative of course if he derailed his work just now. After all, the NE had come in for a mild headache, Theodore had chosen him purely for his blood type and opportunity. He had explained carefully that the hypo he administered would make him Dora way and a little disorientated while some scans were run. He would have to empties that point when he did wake him again. Besides he was off duty and could probably use the rest.

Theodore carefully covered his patient, placed the neuro scanner below the man’s ear. A steric really but it would ensure none of the other staff did anything, and walked off to tail the newcomer.

He approached. “Good day Lieutenant.” He said pleasantly from behind her once he was in ear shot. “Welcome to sickbay, I am Doctor Knox, can I be of any assistance.”

Dr Knox

Ilena turned around at the voice, not startled but to greet the person. Although the device she’d been examining, she was eager to learn more about. “Lt Cmdr.” she greeted in return. Dr. Knox? “Knox, as in Theodore Knox? You redefined how we understand the neurochemical relays in the body. Your work was astounding. I built my recent work on the foundation you created.” She paused, took a breath, “Forgive me Dr., I’m Lt Ilena Rox, medical. I’m here for my boarding physical, but got distracted by all this. I was previously on a hospital ship, a new Nightingale class, and we had nothing like this.” Seeing the patient behind him, from where he had approached. “Please don’t let me interupt. I promise to keep my hands to myself and go sit down.” She looked around wistfully. “Oh the experiments and studies I could conduct in a place like this.” She would never hurt a pateint, but in the name of science there were always ways around living specimens.
Lt. Rox, asst researcher

well that is…unexpected. Theo thought as the woman before him gushed. He dipped his head slightly. “You are too kind.” He didn’t so much as spare a glance at the patient he had left. “I am sure he will wait for now. Welcome to the Leviathan Doctor. I must confess myself to be a fan of your most recent work.” He smiled

Dr Knox

Ilena shrugged. “I didn’t expect you to be…humble. You’ve done amazing work and you write as if the rest of the universe is filled with children. I understand the sentiment.” If Knox was familiar with her work, he would be aware that the project had been going for 3 years before she joined it. In six months she’d solved the problem and created a viable working treatment. “You are familiar with it?” that was suprising since the work was highly classified, but then again Dr Theodore Knox was known for his ‘private’ work. “I’m honored. Truly. Though I’m not sure the ‘treatment’ really solves the problem they were after.”
Lt Rox, assit researcher

Theodore smiled. “I tend to get that a lot. I don’t know why.” He chuckled lightly. Humble. Yes that was a good description. “I am. I myself only recently left Star-fleet Research and development to take my position onboard the Leviathan.” He made a hand gesture. “Please, allow me to give you a tour of the facilities.”

Ilena followed along beside him. She might be brilliant in her own right but she was always eager to learn from a more knowledgeable doctor.

As they walked he considered her last comment. “ oh I doubt it had the entire effect they were after but it certainly does check many of the boxes. Regardless it was beautifully crafted in terms of what it does. Years ahead of your peers. If you don’t mind me saying so. I am curious how you structured the re-sequence the DNA after treatment was applied without disruption to the higher brain function. I recently saw a paper by Doctor Bergemount discussing the use of viral agents capable of disguising themselves as memory engrams and wondered if some of that work had been taken from yours. I know Reginald Beremount rather well and in the last fifteen years none of his work has so much as made me want to so much as read boast the abstract but this was very different.” He watched her a moment,

Dr Knox

“That was tricky. In the end it was a matter of resequencing the mitochondrial DNA to trigger the chemical markers we wanted in the brains synaptic functions. Their cellular DNA determined how their brain chemically coded memories so changing that made it so that the memories could not be retrieved. That was good, but it also prevented the retrieval of basic memories, like how to walk and talk. In the end what we had to do was get the mitochondrial DNA to make the cells send out chemical signals to destroy the memory engrams for the specific events they wanted destroyed. The results were excellent. But removing the memories from those officers doesn’t mean that someone else wouldn’t recognize them, so they had to go through physical alterations as well. I did consider Bergemount’s work, and it was an effective as a red heron distraction but left too long, the viral agents became immune to the suppressants and made the patients extremely sick. It was good for short term, but was far too dangerous for the long term results that were wanted.”
Lt jg Rox

“Brilliant. Truly brilliant.” He said as they walked around the medical facilities. “Beremount is an idiot. I wish that more of his work were out in the field so to speak so that others such as yourself might publish a rebuttal. I would enjoy reading that.” He smiled at her. “And so now you are here on the leviathan.”

Dr Knox

“Thank you, doctor.” It was brilliant. Ilena knew it, too, but she tried not to a jerk about it. But her smile indicated she was well aware of how impressive her work had been. “Honestly, I look at his early work and it’s not bad, but he’s lost something in the years. I truly hope that nothing similar happens to me. He was very promising, for a time. I suppose it’s kinder to not have his work published now that he’s lost his ability to reason.” There was no kinder way to put that the man’s mind was going. “Yes I was very excited when I was presented the opportunity. My last DH thought I was crazy to give up and AMO position for this, but she didn’t understand the joy and excitement of research. I live for it, and there wasn’t a lot of that going on there.”
Lt Rox

Theo nodded in understanding. “Yes, unfortunate when our peers do not see the drive for furthering the field as much as we perhaps do.” He smiled. “However a definite gain for us as I am sure your talents will not go to waste here. There seems to be plenty to do if one is a quick enough mind and study.”

Dr Knox


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