There has been talk about rock star scientists and what not on Science Blogs. Rock stars? Isn't that so baby boomer? So let me rephrase it: who is the thug geneticist? I'll nominate Bruce Lahn, an evolutionary genomicist at the University of Chicago. According to Chicago Lahn is down with "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," by 50 Cent, so we know he already likes it hard-core hip hop style. Also, points for the fact that Lahn is an intellectual mugger who will leave you feeling violated.