ESP Biography

PHYLLIS ZHANG, Harvard first year studying CS and MCB!

Major: Computer Science and MCB

College/Employer: Harvard Undergraduate Student

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! I'm a pretty cool human being (I like to think that, at least) from Lubbock, TX! I enjoy drawing cartoon animals, being angry about politics, eating, watching telenovelas and Cdramas, swimming, and hanging out with Rahul, except when Rahul starts going on his "my Surface is so much better than a Mac" rant. I'm super excited to teach you all :)!

Past Classes

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S14053: The 6 Coolest Topics in Biotechnology! in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
Ok, maybe the title is a little subjective, but we still think these biology/biotech topics are really cool and we hope you will too! This class will teach you about 6 topics that are at the frontier of modern biology and are booming areas of research and development. These topics (in no particular order) are: 1. CRISPR (not just CRISPR babies but also other cool uses for CRISPR/Cas) 2. DNA origami and computing 3. Gene circuits and synthetic biology 4. RNA sequencing 5. 3C (chromosome conformation capture) 6. Stem cells and tissue engineering In each lecture, we'll cover the discovery/origin of each technique as well as current research and applications. Extra focus will be given to understanding primary research studies and experiments.