Kalyani Kottilil

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Kalyani Kottilil is third year undergraduate student studying Bioinformatics at UCSD. She is very interested in the intersections between healthcare, technology, and design, and has applied these interests in her past and current experiences. During her internship at Gilead Sciences, she contributed to Hepatitis B research by utilizing a combination of computer science and biology principles. At school, she works at the Center for AIDS research and the Gage Lab of Neuroscience at the Salk Institute. Aside from work and school, she enjoys drawing and painting and has been interested in art since she was very young. Kalyani believes that where diverse disciplines meet is where the most innovation is seen, and she hopes to ultimately teach this interdisciplinary way of thinking to her students.

My Courses

Being Sherlock: The Art of Mystery & Science
If you like reading mysteries and are intrigued by crime investigation, then this class is for you! We will explore the exciting world of forensics, including DNA evidence, fingerprints and...
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Mysteries of the Human Genome

Why are your eyes brown and mine green? Why is your hair so curly? What does your blood type mean in the large scheme of things? Will your brother go bald? Together in this class we learn about...
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SAT: UCSD Intensive Test Prep Course
The University of California...
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Science of Harry Potter
Students will explore the science and magic of the world of Harry Potter through video clips, presentations, discussions, activities and artwork. Topics include genetics and trait prediction...
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