ESP Biography

THOMAS XU, Graduate Student

Major: HST

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

Picture of Thomas Xu

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a a 3rd year graduate student in the Harvard/MIT Health Science and Technology program. I am currently pursuing a MD/PhD and my PhD is in immunology. I am very passionate about teaching and have been a tutor for many years while in college. I hope to continue giving back through programs like this.

Past Classes

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E13194: Build An Animal in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
What are all those organs for, anyway? How do cells come together to form tissues with complex functions? Why do we need all this stuff? We'll answer these questions together from a functional, engineering perspective by designing an animal together. We'll start with a quick refresher of cell biology, identify some essential functions of an animal, and build up our animal's capabilities from cells -> tissues -> organs, covering topics from warmbloodedness to physiology and disease!