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ESP Biography



FAN LIU, Stanford sophomore studying biology




Major: Biology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm fascinated by intricacies of biological mechanisms. I taught a separate course at MIT's HSSP Summer 2016, "Innovations in Cancer Biology"



Past Classes

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B6223: Cancer Biology: Challenges and Therapies in Splash Spring 2018
We will explore current methods in cancer biology, the pathology of cancer, and possible therapies. We will combine clinical and basic science approaches by first looking at the hallmarks of cancer, then seeing how current drugs have successfully (or unsuccessfully) curtailed the disease, and lastly discussing new technology.


B5954: Riding the Genomics Wave in Splash Fall 2017
What is genomics? How do we parse sequences of A, T, G, and C’s to do amazing things, namely to understand and diagnose diseases? Not sure what I’m talking about? Join me as we ride the ~genomics wave~!


B5101: The Sequence of Life: An Exploration of Bioinformatics in Splash Fall 2016
What happens when we combine computer science and genetics? What problems can we solve? In this class we will examine the mechanisms of DNA transcription and explore current bioinformatics methods. We will also touch upon new, exciting ideas in the field of bioinformatics such as machine learning and next generation sequencing technologies. We will also discuss the implications of uncovering such vast data and various ways of visualization.