ESP Biography



SOPHIA LIU, MIT Senior studying ChemE and Biology




Major: 10B, 7

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2017

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Past Classes

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PCR: the secret DNA copy machine in Spark 2017 (Mar. 11 - 12, 2017)
Come learn about Polymerase Chain Reaction, the magical technology that turns 1 piece of DNA into 2, 4, 8... one million! We will learn the chemistry of PCR and how it is used by scientists around the world.


Neuroimmunology in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Let's talk about what we know about the neural and immunological interfaces in the human body. We'll discuss some basic science and also some interesting findings suggesting that Alzheimer's Disease may be connected to a way the brain fights off infection!


This is How We Do It: Methods and Technologies behind Modern Biological Questions in HSSP Spring 2016 (Feb. 20, 2016)
This class will show you what life scientists really do in their lab-caves all day! We will delve into the technologies that support big scientific questions. Every class will have an overarching scientific question. From looking at the methods that scientists have developed to visualize cells to how scientists are modifying cell behavior, we hope to introduce students to the wonderful world of science! Class sessions will cover the fundamentals of methods, followed by contemporary developments in biotechnology, and will occasionally incorporate hands-on activities and demos.


Immunology 101 - New Technologies for Finding Out How Your Body Naturally Fights Off Bad Things in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Immunotherapies can have applications in responding to sudden, unknown outbreaks, to cancer, and to a variety of disease models. How does all of that work? How do immune cells even work? Why is personalized immunotherapy often considered the future of treatment plans? Come find out and learn about cool research happening at MIT, too!


Healthcare and Global Health in HSSP Spring 2015 (Feb. 21, 2015)
We will be discussing different approaches to healthcare around the world, and how various forms of aid and systems shape the face of healthcare.


Obamacare and Global Health in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
How does healthcare work in the United States and how do systems globally compare? What are some ways that we can change the services that provide healthcare, and what problems are tech companies trying to solve?