NEPTUN Biography



JENNINGS ZHANG, CS/Bio student, does a bit of everything




Major: Computer Science/Biology

College/Employer: NEU

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Past Classes

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S453: Clinical Microbiology, aka Poop Medicine in Splash Spring 2020 (Mar. 14 - 21, 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.


S358: Clinical Microbiology: You Are What You Poop in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 09 - 16, 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


M361: Cybersecurity: The Coffee Shop Hacker in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 09 - 16, 2019)
Your password must include at least 8 characters, a mix of uppercase letters, two symbols, no quotes... ok but who cares? Hopefully you will, after I teach you how to steal passwords. The Internet's revolutionary successes depend on good security. Moreover, the job field is high paying with big demand. We will start with common exploits like script injection (XSS) and packet sniffing (MitM). Mitigation strategies for these attacks will also be discussed. After these examples of offensive security, we will mention basic security principles, encryption, and password storage. You will also have the chance to try using the Linux shell.