Spring 2024

Splash Biography

AJAY KRISHNAN, UC Berkeley freshman studying Psych/IB, premed

Major: Psychology & Integrative Biology

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2027

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Past Classes

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S1141: Psychiatric Disorders in Splash Fall 2023 (Nov. 18, 2023)
Mental illness is a relevant topic, with almost a quarter of Americans suffering from a mental disorder. This course will act as a survey course of the biology and causes of various psychiatric disorders, as well as tips for dealing with a mental health crisis. This is an open class for anyone with the interest. Trigger warning: upsetting materials related to mental illness may be discussed, student discretion is advised

S1157: Zoology & Medicine in Splash Fall 2023 (Nov. 18, 2023)
Much of research in fields like zoology, integrative biology, and animal science focuses on conservation (humans helping animals), with not as much working the other way (how animals help humans). This survey course helps to examine how animals are currently influencing research in human medicine and the importance of studying the natural world. From using venom as a morphine substitute to uncovering insomnia, the animal kingdom has pharmacological wonders for us to unpack.