ESP Biography


Major: Biological Engineering

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2010

Picture of Ying Chan

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I grew up in Southern California most of my life. I recently graduated from MIT majoring in Biological Engineering. I'm really fascinated about immunology and tissue engineering, and plan to pursue either topic in grad school. In my free time, I love volunteering, running, and listening to music!

Past Classes

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E4786: Intro to Biophysics in HSSP Summer 2011 (Jul. 10, 2011)
This class will cover a breadth of topics to give students a taste of what different subjects in biophysics are like. We will cover how physical concepts can be applied to biomolecules (DNA, proteins, lipids) and cells and learn what different techniques are used to study biomolecules and cells. The content will try to give students an intuitive understanding and will incorporate a bit of history and interesting facts. Students will learn about microfluidics, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and electricity applied to biological things! We will experiment with a model of AFM and microfluidics!

S4544: Immunology and HIV in Spark! 2011 (Mar. 12, 2011)
Take a crash course into immunology!! Learn how different cells in our body protect us from infection! We will also learn why HIV is able to evade our immune system and why it is challenging to eradicate. Next, we'll explore what research is being done to look for a cure for HIV. Finally, we'll have a fun activity!