ESP Biography

REECE AKANA, Stanford grad student in Cancer Bio PhD Program

Major: Cancer Biology PhD Program

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! My name is Reece, and I am a PhD student in the Cancer Biology graduate program at Stanford. I currently study how DNA is damaged by ultraviolet light, and how that can lead to skin cancer.

When I'm not doing research, I'm most likely playing the piano or making music. I enjoy both classical and modern music, and hope to release an album on Spotify sometime soon.

Past Classes

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A6714: Synthesizing Sounds from Scratch in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
This class will cover how to create basic melodic synth sounds from scratch using a virtual synthesizer. The following questions will be addressed: How does sound work? What are the sounds we hear comprised of? What makes a note sound musical? What makes something sound "natural"? How do you make some of the most common synth leads, basses, plucks, etc. that we hear in electronic music? Towards the end of class, students will help design some synth sounds based on what was covered.