ESP Biography

AYUSH THACKER, Brandeis Sophomore studying HSSP and Biology

Major: Health: Science, Society, Policy

College/Employer: Brandeis University

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

My name is Ayush Thacker, I am from Sharon, Massachusetts, and I am a current freshman at Brandeis University studying Health: Science, Society, Policy and Biology. I am passionate about cancer research and how cancer affects society and families. Some of my hobbies include playing Ultimate Frisbee, and the guitar as well. Last summer I taught a science class at a summer program called College Academy, and I am excited to be teaching an HSSP class this summer.

Past Classes

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H14030: Cancer and Community in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
We study a lot about how cancer works biologically, but have you ever thought about the social and cultural aspects of cancer development? How do you help your loved ones who are going through the illness? Learn about the development of cancer from diagnosis to treatment and investigate how interpersonal and societal relationships develop cancer treatment. We will be investigating the science, sociology and the anthropology of cancer all in one class! This class will go over the most difficult questions in the analysis of individual and collective experience, and of the dynamic relationship between nature and society. NOTE: This is a sociology based cancer overview, not a biological analysis.