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Hidden Talent: Geoff Fish

Jun 4, 2019, 15:32 PM by Jessica Wyble

This feature in Impact is focused on highlighting the "hidden talents" among UTMB's employees. If you have a hidden talent—or know someone who does—please tell us at impact.newsletter@utmb.eduThanks!

Name: Geoff Fish
UTMB Talent: Medical Laboratory Scientist, UTMB's Department of Microbiology and Immunology  
Hidden Talent: Rock and blues guitarist with passion for performance 

For Geoff Fish, medical laboratory scientist with UTMB’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, playing guitar has been a passion and a pastime for more than 40 years. After his parents gifted him a guitar as a child, Fish quickly took an interest in the instrument and hasn’t put it down since. While Fish did complete six months of formal lessons, he credits the bulk of his talent to the hours and hours he spent listening and re-listening to songs on his record player. A staple among the local music scene in Galveston, Fish, who has worked for UTMB for 25 years, says his hobby has always helped add balance and fun to his life, since his work as a microbiologist can be rather serious. Fish can frequently be found playing popular classic rock and blues songs at venues in the area. To see where you can find his next show, visit 

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