ESP Biography



SASHA TARG, ESP Teacher




Major: Biology

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2012

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Past Classes

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S5984: History of Medicine in HSSP Summer 2012 (Jul. 08, 2012)
Would you like to know more about the ways in which we care for the sick and try to keep healthy? This course will provide a survey of how the practice of medicine has changed over time. We'll also cover both scientific and societal aspects of medicine in the present day, including healthcare economics, the Affordable Care Act, preventive medicine, molecular diagnostics, and the UN Millennium Development goals. Throughout the course, we'll consider what aspects of healthcare continue to remain challenging and discuss new difficulties which have arisen over time as well as the many great improvements. Brief readings will be assigned. Recommended grade level is 10-12, but motivated 7-9 are welcome to join!


S5777: Viruses and Epidemiology in ESPrinkler Spring 2012 (Feb. 18 - Apr. 14, 2012)
Have you ever wanted to know how the 1918 flu spread so quickly, why some viruses make you sick immediately while others surface only after weeks or months, and why the creation of a mutant virus that can spread from ferret to ferret has public health and national security officials worried? We'll discuss these topics and more while showing you how to make your own take-home virus plushie toy.


S5729: Viruses and Epidemiology in Spark! 2012 (Mar. 10, 2012)
Have you ever wanted to know how the 1918 flu spread so quickly, why some viruses make you sick immediately while others surface only after weeks or months, and why the creation of a mutant virus that can spread from ferret to ferret has public health and national security officials worried? Learn all of this and more - (non disease causing) treats provided! Taught by MIT Team HBV.


S5923: Viruses and Epidemiology in Spark! 2012 (Mar. 10, 2012)
Have you ever wanted to know how the 1918 flu spread so quickly, why some viruses make you sick immediately while others surface only after weeks or months, and why the creation of a mutant virus that can spread from ferret to ferret has public health and national security officials worried? Learn all of this and more - (non disease causing) treats provided! Taught by MIT Team HBV.