NEPTUN Biography



AMANDA DU, NEU Splash Teacher




Major: Computer Science and Biology

College/Employer: NEU

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Past Classes

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Clinical Microbiology, aka Poop Medicine in Splash Spring 2020
Poop transplants: a life-saving rescue therapy. How do they work and what does that mean for us? More than half the cells in your body are not human. They are bacteria, and they affect everything from food digestion to mood disorders. We will review surprising discoveries in microbiome research and discuss how poop is changing our understanding of health. This will take us on a tour of several medical specialties from biochemistry to neuroimmunology.


Clinical Microbiology: You Are What You Poop in Splash Fall 2019
Poop transplants: a life-saving rescue therapy. How do they work, and what does that mean for us? More than half of the cells in your body are not human cells. They are bacteria, and they affect everything from food digestion to psychological disorders. We will review recent discoveries in microbiome research and how new correlations are changing our understanding of health. - What are bacteria? - Immunology - Clinical Case: C. diff Dysbiosis - Fecal Microbiota Transplants - How to wash your hands (activity) - Correlation vs. Causation - Microbiome Research - FMT for Treatment of Neurological and Psychological Disorders