ESP Biography

FANUEL MUINDI, Stanford Biology PhD Student

Major: Biology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Born in Tanzania
Love to learn and teach new things!
There is so much about sleep we don't know! My research looks into the effects and mechanisms of how light affects sleep in mice. Mice are super sensitive to light which makes them an excellent model to use to understand those complex mechanisms that are involved!

Outside research, I love to meditate, run, drink tea, and talking to the next generation of learners!

Past Classes

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B2505: Evolution of Sleep in Splash! Fall 2012 (Nov. 03 - 04, 2012)
Sleep patterns vary in many ways across species. The aim of this class is to summarize our understanding of the diversity of sleep patterns found across species from insects, fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Through the comparative approach, you will learn the fundamental characteristics of sleep across species through their similarities and differences!

B2511: Human Sleep Disorders in Splash! Fall 2012 (Nov. 03 - 04, 2012)
According to the CDC, an estimated 50-70 million US adults have some sort of sleep disorder. Insufficient sleep has been linked to many maladies including diabetes, depression, and obesity. In this class, we will discuss some of the sleep disorders from their etiology, symptoms, and current treatments. We will also discuss some tips for good sleep hygiene.

B2262: The Biology of Sleep in Splash! Spring 2012 (Apr. 21 - 22, 2012)
Sleep is a behavioral state that is a natural part of every individual’s life. We spend about one-third of our lives asleep. However, people (especially teenagers) generally know little about the importance of this essential activity and the biology behind this complex state. In this class, you will learn about the following: (1) why sleep is important (2) the basic neurobiology (3) teenage sleep biology (4) good sleep hygiene (5) sleep research Students will be required to track their sleep patterns for the entire week before class. We will discuss these during class. Come to class alert!

L1759: Public Speaking: Why the fear? in Splash! Fall 2011 (Oct. 29 - 30, 2011)
According to some national surveys, fear of public speaking ranks among Americans' top dreads, surpassing fear of flying, fear of terrorism, and often the fear of death itself! Imagine that! Virtually everyone gets nervous before speaking in public but as it turns out, one can learn a few tips to quench their fear of public speaking. In this short class, you will learn about (1) the irrational fear of public speaking - (2) tips to improve your public speaking skills (3) the importance of practicing This class will be highly interactive and as such, student participation is a top item on the menu. If interested in this class, please bring a 1 minute speech about yourself. Don't worry! The class environment will be super friendly such that all can fully engage in the activities. The reality is that you will have to talk in public one day. Start preparing now!

S952: Welcome to the Brain in Splash! Fall 2010 (Nov. 13 - 14, 2010)
The brain. It's amazing, it's mysterious, it's efficient, it's complex, it's .. cool. Come learn about how your brain does everything it does. This is a very interactive class with lots of hands-on demos and you'll even get to touch a real human brain!