ESP Biography


Major: Cancer Biology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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B2598: The Biology of Immortality?: Stem Cells in Youth and Aging in Splash! Fall 2012 (Nov. 03 - 04, 2012)
Is eternal youth really the stuff of legends? As biologists better understand what makes us age, we may be unlocking new clues to how to reverse aspects of aging and age-related diseases. Take this class to learn more about stem cells and how they may be useful for understanding aging.

B1832: Stem Cells, Reprogramming, and Regeneration in Splash! Fall 2011 (Oct. 29 - 30, 2011)
Ever wondered why you can't regrow your hand but your pet lizard can? Ever wondered whether some day we could regenerate? Take this class to learn the basics of stem cell biology and cool applications for the future!

S516: How Scientists Solve the Mysteries Behind the Biology of Love and Relationships in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 10 - 11, 2009)
Have you ever wondered what’s going on in your brain when you see that cute girl in chemistry class? Ever wondered how scientists would figure that out? Come learn about the logic of designing experiments to answer these questions as well as about current research on the biology behind why we find certain people attractive and why some people are more likely than others to stay in committed relationships!

S272: The Biology of Love in Splash! Spring 2009 (Apr. 04 - 05, 2009)
Have you ever wondered what's going on in your brain when you see that cute girl in chemistry class? Ever wondered about mate preferences of voles? (I bet you have!) Come learn about the current research being done to understand how organisms reproduce, choose their mates, and hard-wire the concept of "committed love" into their brains.

S207: The Science of Love in Splash! Fall 2008 (Oct. 18, 2008)
Ever wondered what parts of your brain are active when you see that pretty girl at the party? Ever wondered what factors help you choose a "mate"? In this class, we will examine different species' (humans' too!) mating patterns and behaviors to understand some of the biology of love. In particular, we learn about sexual vs. asexual reproduction in different species, mate selection/competition, and neurochemicals involved in monogamy vs. polygamy. We will also learn how neuroscientists are using new technology to uncover the neural correlates of love and desire. Come join us!