NEPTUN Biography


Major: Biology

College/Employer: NEU

Year of Graduation: 2022

Picture of Neal Jiwnani

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Past Classes

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Breaking Down Fallacies: Where Vegans get it Wrong in Splash Spring 2022
These vegans are so preachy, am I right? They claim to have the silver bullet to climate change and human health, but really they’re just looking for a way to shame us. Veganism at its core is unsustainable and elitist, right? Where do they get it wrong? Where do they get it right? How about we find out! In this class, we will be discussing the ideals of veganism and its critiques. We will cover ethical, environmental, and health concerns all to get into the nitty gritty of what the vegan movement is really about. *This will be a safe space for nuance, reflection and honesty. Trigger warning: animal cruelty, violence, death. While we will do our best not to harp on these subjects, these are consistent themes in discussion about veganism.

Get Some Structure in Your Life: Modelling the Cytoskeleton in Splash Spring 2022
Contrary to popular belief, cells are not giant balls of goo. They get pushed, pulled, and crushed billions of times throughout our lifetime. If they didn't have any structure, they would fall apart! This is where the cytoskeleton comes in. Cyto referring to cell, and skeleton referring to, you guessed it, skeleton. This complex interconnected web of filaments and tubes works to keep your cells from falling apart at the seams. Models you usually see can't fully depict the beauty of the cytoskeleton, which is why we'll be making a cooler model here! Join us as we make a simple 3D model of a cell with clear gel. We'll be getting our hands dirty and our cells structured. You'll get to keep your model too!