ESP Biography

GEORGE FEI, Harvard PhD Student in Chemical Biology

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Harvard Graduate student

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

My name is George, and I'm from Georgia! And no, that is not a coincidence. I grew up in the lovely South, and then I went to Stanford for college. After finishing up a bachelor's in chemistry, I started graduate school here at Harvard, where I am currently working on a PhD. Science is my professional passion, but outside of the laboratory, I love to listen to music, read novels, watch movies, do crosswords, cook, and eat. I play the piano and sing in a choir. I am fluent in Mandarin, but I also speak French and Japanese. Pandas are my favorite animal, and I'm a dog person. My favorite pokemon is Metagross. I prefer rainy days to sunny ones, and I enjoy frequent naps.

Past Classes

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A13993: Visualizing Music: from Solesmes through Fantasia and Beyond in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
In this class, we will ask: "Who creates music?" Answers to this question have evolved as music has become increasingly interactive and the burden of interpretation has moved between musicians, composers, and audiences. We will particularly explore We will dive into techniques for enhancing and explaining music by means of synchronized video. We will trace a winding history — through Solesmes Abbey, Fischinger’s “Motion Paintings”, the Fantasia films, and MilkDrop — to arrive at and analyze Stephen Malinowski’s work. Along the way, we will create our own animation of music (probably a short except of Bach or Mendelssohn) according to our tastes as a classroom.

S11984: Proteins: Albumin to Zymogens in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
Proteins are very important biological macromolecules. Virtually all biochemistry is carried out with proteins, and most drugs target proteins in the body. In this course, we will get a taste of how proteins work: the importance of the chemistry of amino acids, structure-function relationships, protein-protein interactions, etc.