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Splash Biography


Major: Chemistry

College/Employer: Princeton

Year of Graduation: 2027

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Princeton graduate student in chemistry/chemical biology.

Past Classes

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S757: The Chemistry of COVID Vaccines and Tests in Splash 2023 (Apr. 22, 2023)
The COVID-19 pandemic brought the entire world to a pause, and is still effecting how we live our lives today. Many of the heroes at the front of the lines, such as doctors and nurses, risked their lives to treat millions of people affected by this virus with different medical techniques. In this class, we are going to go into the chemistry of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and tests that many of us have taken, but understand so little about. While it is important to stay safe and healthy, it is also important to know what is going into your body and that of your loved ones. This class will give you a clear understanding of what was going on when you got the vaccine and insight into how chemistry and biology were used to restart the world!