ESP Biography

ANSHUL RANA, 2nd year Graduate Student at Stanford Biochemistry

Major: Biochemistry

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a second year graduate student in the Department of Biochemistry at the Stanford School of Medicine. I completed my co-terminal Bachelor's and Master's in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. I have done research in varied fields during my undergraduate career ranging from the fusion of oil droplets in water, to developing vaccines for malaria, to the formation of amyloid fibers from proteins. I am interested in all biological phenomena, and in finding creative ways to understand them. Presently, I am working on understanding how calcium channels in the brain are linked to psychiatric diseases.

Past Classes

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S1123: Micro Potters : An introduction to the magic of bacteria in Splash! Fall 2010 (Nov. 13 - 14, 2010)
Bacteria can do magic, really! Discover how they can turn sugar to medicines, make tiny magnets, get rid of pollution, extract gold from the soil, make gasoline, and also destroy your teeth. Learn how to use their magic to solve all of our problems...extra points for inventing the right spells to fit this bacterial magic. Extra extra points for wearing pointy hats.

S707: Development: How to make an elephant from an egg? in Splash! Spring 2010 (Apr. 17 - 18, 2010)
This course will explore the journey a tiny egg takes to become a giant (and sometimes not-so-giant) organism. We will try to answer questions such as: Why do animals have only one head? Why are both our arms and legs the same length? Why is our head always formed at the top and our feet at the bottom?