ESP Biography



ROOPSHA BANDOPADHYAY, ESP Teacher




Major: Biological Engineering

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Roopsha Bandopadhyay is a senior at MIT studying bioengineering. She has interests in proteins, fungi, and computational genetics. In her free time, she likes to write, listen to synth music, learn about fungi, and hike outdoors.



Past Classes

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H14483: Intro to Science Writing in Spark 2021 (Mar. 13 - 27, 2021)
How can you tell good journalism from bad? Why is science journalism even important? What role does ethics play in science reporting? This course will cover the hows and whats of science writing, including how is communicated with the public and what makes it effective.


S14484: Seedy Dealings: The Rise of Plants in Spark 2021 (Mar. 13 - 27, 2021)
Why do pinecones grow in a spiral pattern? How did plants move from water to land? How can they use catapults to launch spores? In this class, you will learn how plants have been doing these and more for over 400 million years!


S13985: Molecules in Motion: Intro to Biological Thermodynamics in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
Under what conditions will an antibody bind to an antigen? What is the probability that an ion channel is open? What is cooperativity? This course will cover thermodynamic principles such as free energy, the laws of thermodynamics and basic statistical mechanics, as well as their application to different biological systems.


S13986: Intro to Synthetic Biology! in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
How does engineering intersect with biology? How can rabbit genes be expressed in plants? What are policies and ethics behind gene editing? If you're interested in finding out these and more, this class is for you!


S13999: Seedy Dealings: The Rise of Plants in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
Why do pinecones grow in a spiral pattern? How did plants move from water to land? How can they use catapults to launch spores? In this class, you will learn how plants have been doing these and more for over 400 million years!


H14006: Intro to Science Writing in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
How can you tell good journalism from bad? Why is science journalism even important? What role does ethics play in science reporting? This course will cover the hows and whats of science writing, including how is communicated with the public and what makes it effective.


S14009: Sporetacular Origins: Intro to Mycology in HSSP Summer 2020 (Jul. 11, 2020)
What do fungi do and why are they diverse? Why are lichens important? Is slime mold smarter than you think? If you're interested in these questions and more, this class is for you! We will cover different groups of fungi and their origins, culminating in a fungus hunt!


S13084: Intro to Synthetic Biology! in HSSP Summer 2019 (Jul. 07, 2019)
How does engineering intersect with biology? How can rabbit genes be expressed in plants? What are policies and ethics behind gene editing? If you're interested in finding out these and more, this class is for you!


S13085: Intro to Thermodynamics! in HSSP Summer 2019 (Jul. 07, 2019)
Under what conditions will an antibody bind to an antigen? What is the probability that an ion channel is open? What is cooperativity? This course will cover thermodynamic principles such as free energy, the laws of thermodynamics and basic statistical mechanics, as well as their application to different biological systems.


S12281: Intro to Synthetic Biology! in HSSP Summer 2018 (Jun. 30, 2018)
What are gene circuits and how do they work? How does engineering intersect with biology? What are policies and ethics behind gene editing? If you're interested in finding out these and more, this class is for you!