Splash Biography

JENNY WU, JHU junior studying neuroscience.

Major: Neuroscience

College/Employer: Johns Hopkins

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Jenny is a neuroscience major. She likes to paint and she plays percussion in the Hopkins orchestra. Her current research interest is in schizophrenia, but she wants to be an oncologist someday.

Past Classes

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H327: The dark side of medicine: human exploitation in Splash Fall 2020 (Nov. 08, 2020)
This course explores the hazy line of medical ethics and the many medical advances that have been borne from non-consensual human experimentation. We will discuss varied cases of exploitation: richer nations to poorer nations; government to prisoners; colonizers to enslaved people. DISCLAIMER: This course will discuss serious topics such as war, POWs, slavery, and other forms of exploitation.

X297: Taste of China: Dumpling Making! in Splash Spring 2020 (Apr. 18, 2020)
Learn how to roll dough, prepare filling, and fold different styles of Chinese dumplings. Both traditional pork fillings and modified vegan fillings will be provided. At the end of the class, we will boil/panfry them together!

S224: Cancer Biology in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
Let's shine some light on that monster under everyone's bed. What is cancer really, and what does it do to the human body? Why is it 2019 and we still haven't found a "cure"? This course is a quick dive into different types and stages of cancer, the underlying causes, the available treatments, and the state of research today.

S202: Schizophrenia: Myths and Mysteries in Splash Spring 2019 (Apr. 13, 2019)
Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that manifests itself during a vulnerable time: adolescence. It is defined bv the presence of debilitating hallucinations and/or delusions. Here, we examine portrayals of schizophrenia in pop culture and media, and contrast them with current scientific understanding. What are 'schizophrenics' really like? What causes the disorder? Is there a cure?

H135: Peasants to Rulers: Great Underdogs of China in Splash Spring 2018 (Feb. 24, 2018)
How do commoners come to rule an empire as vast as China? This course will explore the tumultuous history of China, the rise and fall of great dynasties, and the extraordinary circumstances in which "ordinary" people rose to unparalleled power. Learn about what it takes to rule a military state (the ruthlessness and manipulation required is Game of Thrones-level).