ESP Biography

LAAN (RAINBOW) YEUNG, Harvard senior studying Biology.

Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology

College/Employer: Harvard University

Year of Graduation: 2019

Picture of Laan (Rainbow) Yeung

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Rainbow is a rising senior studying molecular and cellular biology. She is involved in her house committee as chair, the Undergraduate Council, Harvard Consulting for Business and the Environment as a managing director, and The Student Scientist online publication ( as founder.

Past Classes

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S12264: Introduction to Biochemistry: How does your body carry out chemical reactions? in HSSP Summer 2018 (Jun. 30, 2018)
How does your blood carry oxygen? How does your stomach digest food? How do your cells sense their environment? If you want to take a sneak peek at the chemical processes in your body, this class is perfect for you!

S12312: Regenerative Biology: A History, Techniques, and Recent Breakthroughs in HSSP Summer 2018 (Jun. 30, 2018)
From birth, we are defined by the cells and their functions in our body. Stem cells, in particular, have become a hot topic in contemporary medicine research as we realize their potential and important roles in our body. This course will introduce a brief history of what a stem cell is, the techniques researchers used (and in what context), and the relating & resulting therapeutics.