ESP Biography


Major: Cancer Biology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: G

Picture of Brook Vander Stoep Hunt

Brief Biographical Sketch:

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Past Classes

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S1099: Understanding Cancer in Splash! Fall 2010 (Nov. 13 - 14, 2010)
Over 10 million people in the US are affected by this disease, but many of us (including scientists) understand very little about what causes it, how we can prevent it, and how we can treat it. Understanding Cancer will introduce you to the basic questions in cancer biology: is cancer one disease, or many? What makes a cell a cancer cell? What causes a cell to turn cancerous? And why is this disease so hard to treat? Finally, students will get to be oncologists for the day, learning to diagnose cancer by looking at slides of patient biopsies. Also, there will be candy!

S619: What's Eating You? in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 10 - 11, 2009)
Imagine a worm tunneling through your body and coming out your leg, or a fly that lays eggs in your sinuses. Strange but true. Come learn about the fascinating mechanisms parasites- from viruses to insects- use to make a home and a food source out of our bodies, all while masterfully evading our immune system. Students will then invent their own parasite, with prizes for the most creative one.