ESP Biography

MAGNOLIA CHINN, Junior at MIT in Biological Engineering

Major: 20

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm originally from Montana, and this is my third year at MIT. I am working towards a Biological Engineering major and music minor. Immunology is super exciting to me because I get to see the applications of what I've learned in class about it through the research that I do at school. Can't wait to share that excitement with you!

Past Classes

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S13754: Introduction to Immunology in HSSP Spring 2020 (Feb. 29, 2020)
This introductory class explores the different cell types and mechanisms involved in the immune system. We will learn how the human body uses its immune arsenal to keep us healthy, and what happens if it fails, in cases like hypersensitivity or autoimmune diseases. We will also dive into how pathogens and diseases like cancer are able to trick our immune systems and the ways in which our bodies can fight back, with and without the help of medicine. Ultimately, this class will not only introduce you to the world of immunology, but also discuss the real-life applications of your newfound knowledge in research labs here at MIT! (Come for facts about the immune system, stay for the memes)