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RYAN CORCES-ZIMMERMAN, Stanford First Year Cancer Biology Grad Student




Major: Cancer Biology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a first year graduate student at Stanford. My main scientific interests center around human biology and the development of treatments for diseases through scientific research. This is my second time teaching at Splash.



Past Classes

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S693: The Evolution of Sexy in Splash! Spring 2010 (Apr. 17 - 18, 2010)
Since the existence of two sexes, there has always been a race to be the sexiest. Animals have been growing and shaking tail feathers and competing for the chance to mate with that oh-so-desired member of the opposite sex for millenia. Find out what defines “sexy” in the animal kingdom and how sex drives evolution. This class was taught at the Fall 2009 Splash! and will be the same. So if you took it then, don't sign up again.


S694: Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers! The Science of Stress in Splash! Spring 2010 (Apr. 17 - 18, 2010)
Why don't zebras get ulcers--or heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases--when people do? This class is about the science of STRESS. People develop diseases such as heart disease partly because our bodies aren't designed for the constant stresses of a modern-day life--like sitting in daily traffic jams or worrying about school work. Rather, they seem more built for the kind of short-term stress faced by a zebra--like outrunning a lion. Find out how we respond to stress and how to limit the damage of stress on your body.


P831: Salsa dancing in Splash! Spring 2010 (Apr. 17 - 18, 2010)
Introduction to latin dance such as salsa, merengue, ballenato, cumbia, and mambo.


S923: How to achieve your goals - Success stories from underrepresented Stanford students in Splash! Spring 2010 (Apr. 17 - 18, 2010)
"Do what you have to so you can do what you want to." Education is something that we all have to do but it is also required for many things that we want to do. This class will be presented by 4 Stanford students from underrepresented backgrounds that have fought hard to get where they are today. They will each tell their story and provide their thoughts on the key elements to success as an underrepresented or underserved student. They will also discuss how to make the most out of an educational program such as Splash!


S517: The Evolution of Sexy in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 10 - 11, 2009)
Since the existence of two sexes, there has always been a race to be the sexiest. Animals have been growing and shaking tail feathers and competing for the chance to mate with that oh-so-desired member of the opposite sex for millenia. Find out what defines "sexy" in the animal kingdom and how sex drives evolution.