ESP Biography



YASH PERSHAD, Stanford sophomore studying bioengineering




Major: Bioengineering

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a senior from Phoenix, AZ, who loves biology and bioengineering research. I dabble in pick-up basketball and stand-up comedy on the side. I've also played chess since Kindergarten. I'm super excited to teach at Splash again!



Past Classes

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B7650: Evolutionary Medicine in Splash Fall 2020 (Dec. 05 - 06, 2020)
Why are body systems prone to disease? This course will explore theories about the evolutionary basis of diseases, including sickle-cell anemia, cancer, diabetes, and psychiatric disease. We will synthesize genetics, physiology, and evolution to better understand human health and disease


B6757: The Science of Diabetes in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
We've all heard about how "you're not you when you're hungry", but how does the body actually respond to a Snickers bar? And what happens when this response does not occur normally? If these questions interest you or you love sugar, join us as we explore the science of diabetes! Framed by this fascinating disease, our class will discuss genetics, physiology, epidemiology, and new cutting edge diagnostics research. Students will have the opportunity to participate in demonstrations illustrating key concepts for diabetes. It'll be a sweet time!