ESP Biography



EMMA GARCIA, ESP Teacher




Major: MB&B

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Past Classes

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Genome Editing with CRISPR/Cas9 in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Is it possible to edit the very genetic code that makes you who you are? Learn the science behind the buzz about CRISPR/Cas9, the revolutionary technique that allows scientists to specifically and permanently edit genomes, and decide for yourself what this means for our future.


RNA: More Than a Messenger in Splash Fall 2018 (Oct. 27, 2018)
The central dogma of biology states that DNA is transcribed into mRNA, which is subsequently translated into proteins by the ribosome. However, RNA has many other functions besides being an intermediate between DNA and protein. For example, the ribosome that makes these proteins is largely composed of RNA! Come learn about this and many other cool functions of RNA, many of which were discovered at Yale!


RNA: More Than a Messenger in Sprout Fall 18 (Sep. 29 - Oct. 13, 2018)
The central dogma of biology states that DNA is transcribed into mRNA, which is subsequently translated into proteins by the ribosome. However, RNA has many other functions besides being an intermediate between DNA and protein. For example, the ribosome that makes these proteins is largely composed of RNA! Come learn about this and many other cool functions of RNA, many of which were discovered at Yale!


Atoms and Molecules in Sprout Spring 18 (Feb. 17 - Mar. 03, 2018)
In this class we’ll explore the very most fundamental building blocks of what makes up matter – what are atoms? What are they made of? What makes them distinct from one another? And how do these distinct identities allow some atoms to form bonds with other atoms and turn into the molecules that make up everything around us?


Genome Editing with CRISPR/Cas9 in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 11, 2017)
Is it possible to edit the very genetic code that makes you who you are? Learn the science behind the buzz about CRISPR/Cas9, the revolutionary technique that allows scientists to specifically and permanently edit genomes, and decide for yourself what this means for our future.