What we are reading these days (10/18/2019): 

Victor: It by Stephen King, The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson and chipping away at War and Peace by Tolstoy.
Ashley: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel
Brandon: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou.
Michael: The Art of the Deal - Donald Trump.
Hamid: Fluorescence Microscopy by Kubitscheck.
Arash: The Hot Zone by Richard Preston.
Reza: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren.
Elias: 2666 by Roberto Bolano and Houston, We Have a Narrative: Why Science Needs Story by Randy Olson.
Nic: Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
Joy: Joy likes to run.

What we are reading these days (04/22/2019): 

Victor: War and Peace, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
Brandon: The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being.
Michael: The Art of the Deal - Donald Trump.
Hamid: Currently playing Nintendo Mario games. (Kart, Odyssey, Brothers...).
Arash: Smart Ass by Margaret Winslow.
Reza: Notes on the Synthesis of Form by Christopher Alexander.
Morgan: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. 
Nic: Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
Joy: Joy likes to run.

What we are reading these days (05/22/2018): 

Deanna: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor ; The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee ; Sourdough by Robin Sloan.

Reza: Calling a Wolf a Wolf by Kaveh Akbar and Nothing Special by Charlotte Beck.

Michael: The Vorrh - Brian Catling.

Marissa: Proof of Heaven— Dr. Eben Alexander & Love in the Time of Cholera— Gabriel Garcia Marquez and When Breathe Becomes Air— Paul Kalanithi

Hamid: Gary Kasparov on Gary Kasparov. Part 2. 1985-1993.

Brandon: The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercranz.

Gabe: The Art of the Deal - Donald Trump 

Teaching:

BIOL SCI 360, Winter 2018:

The ability to sense one's environment and respond to it is one of the most fundamental properties common to all living organisms. In this course, general principles of molecular signaling through which cells receive, process, and respond to external signals are discussed. The emphasis of this course in on the design principles, components, and logic that are common to different signaling systems. Modern experimental strategies for studying cellular signaling as well as the implications of disrupting cell communication pathways in disease will be described.

Please refer to the course Canvas page for the course material.