Splash Biography

SEAN LEE, JHU freshman studying Chemistry and Biology

Major: Molecular & Cellular Biology

College/Employer: Johns Hopkins

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hello! I am a freshman at the Johns Hopkins University, intending to double major in Chemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology. I am particularly passionate about novel therapeutics and diagnostics, which led me to conduct research at UC Berkeley and currently at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Past Classes

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S484: Sugars and Cancers in Splash Fall 2023 (Dec. 02, 2023)
Are you interested in learning about cancer? And specifically what role sugars play in helping cancer thrive? This course will begin with a basic introduction to glycobiology - the biology of sugars in the human body - followed by an exploration into how sugars are able to alter the immune system.

S453: Sugars & Cancers in Splash Spring 2023 (Apr. 08, 2023)
In this introductory course, learn about the basics of how sugars on the cell surface affect cancers! We will first explore the basics of glycobiology (i.e. the biology of sugars) followed by a dive into cancer biology and the implications of sugars on cancer growth and treatment.

S410: Detecting Cancer Using a Simple Blood Test in Splash Fall 2022 (Nov. 06, 2022)
Are you interested in learning more about cancer detection? In this introductory course, we will be discussing liquid biopsies, an up-and-coming cancer diagnostic method using a simple blood test. We will first explore the biological underpinnings of cancer, followed by a deep-dive into "next-generation sequencing", a method for detecting rare mutations.

S390: Liquid Biopsy: the next-generation of cancer diagnostics in Splash Spring 2022 (Apr. 23, 2022)
Liquid biopsies are a promising class of diagnostics for early detection of cancer, especially given their non-invasive and relatively accurate nature. Through this course, students will learn about the biological basis behind liquid biopsies (with a particular focus on circulating tumor DNA, or ctDNA), earlier techniques for the detection of ctDNA such as digital PCR, as well as current advances in liquid biopsy techniques involving ‘next-generation sequencing’.

S362: "Cutting" into Gene Editing in Splash Fall 2021 (Nov. 06, 2021)
In this course, students will have the opportunity to explore gene editing - a technique that will revolutionize healthcare, food security, and scientific research. We will first dive into the fundamental inner workings of gene editing, followed by an exploration of different advancements within this field.