ESP Biography


Major: Biological Engineering

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2015

Picture of Wei-Sheng "Jeff" Chen

Brief Biographical Sketch:

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Past Classes

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E5781: Extreme Biology in Spark! 2012 (Mar. 10, 2012)
In this class, we don’t just learn about and memorize biology. We perturb, manipulate, and engineer it. This class consists of two major parts: one that teaches students to appreciate the logic and reasoning of biology with problem solving practices (in genetics, virology and neuroscience) and one that introduces students to the principles and tools of synthetic biology and genetic engineering with a hands-on activity involving genetically altered bacteria. We will cover concepts including, but not limited to, recombinant DNA (transforming genomes to add foreign properties), DNA sequencing, and DNA synthesis. We guarantee awesomeness.