You will laugh, but my first impression was to sing "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood", since this guy reminds me so much of Mr. Rogers. All he needs is a cardigan sweater, lol.
However, I feel his personality is not at all like Mr. Rogers.
Obviously, he is somewhere in Asia. I hear Burma and Thailand or very nearby.
I am getting scientist doing research.
Naughty scientist! One of those who starts out convinced he is right and attempts to bend the research to come up with the conclusion he wants.
I am seeing a picture of Monsatan's golden rice in my mind, which is enriched with vitamin A to prevent blindness, along with all those nasty chemicals.
Could he have done research on increasing nutrition in plants? Back then, it would have been hybridization, not GMO, thank goodness.
I don't see a wife or kids at this point in his life. He is a workaholic, dedicated to proving his thesis correct.
I may be way off, since you say he influenced your life, and you are in the same professional field as I am, and it is not science, but this is what I am getting. So, if I bomb, I bomb big, lol.
Foes were other scientists who disliked his arrogant assumption that he was always right. I don't think he had Asperger's, but I think he was otherwise a lot like Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang.
What may be an orb between him and the woman I feel is protecting the woman from him and his intrusive, controlling attitude.
If I'm way off, I'm going with the story that I've picked up on the oxen instead, and he is the one who is overbearing, lol. I don't blame him, with people riding around on him all day