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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by E'01, Nov 26, 2001.

  1. E'01

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    I was just curious as to whether any of you guys had a Dr. Robert Sapolsky as your biology professor? I think he's an awesome author and was just wondering how his classes were. :)
     
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    Sorry! I had meant to post this in the pre-med forum.
     
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    He's one of the best lecturers I had in the biology core classes sophomore year. Plus, he's a cool guy. He spends several months a year in africa observing baboon behavior and taking blood samples. At least that's what he was doing when I was an undergrad.
     
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    Really mrp? That's awesome :) I thinks he writes incredibly well - understandable and witty at the same time, and I just thought he would naturally be a great lecturer. You're lucky :)
     
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    E'01 -- I'll move the thread for ya. ;)

    One of my biggest regrets of college was that I didn't take a class with Sapolsky, especially his Human Behavioral Biology class. Most of my friends who took it loved him and the class.
     
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    Ah I didn't know you went to Stanford Lilycat. Cool :) I didn't go there, but I wish I had taken advantage of the many cool classes at my undergrad before I left. Thanks for your imput and moving the thread over here!
     
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    I'm at Stanford right now, and I LOVE Sapolsky. You guys should read his new book "A primate's memoir" -- it's fantastic.

    I had him for both the sophomore year Biology Core where he taught the segment on Neurobiology, and also for Human Behavioral Biology, which was perhaps the class that I best enjoyed. I think he's definitely the best teacher I've had here.

    Go Sapolsky!
     
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    i thought of that before you. after reading his zebra book, i emailed him and asked if i could come. he said he only takes his wife and hires a few africans when he's on location. otherwise, no grad students or undergrads. sorry.
     
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    Sapolsky is an awesome professor! I had him for the Biology Core segment on neuro, the Human Behavioral Biology class, and then I took a seminar class that he taught my senior year. He is one of the most popular profs around campus, and there are a ton of non-biology/hum bio majors that take his behavioral biology class just for the experience. While he is an amazing lecturer, I do have to say that his seminar really took the cake. If it is still being taught, I would recommend to anyone who's now at Stanford to definitely enroll in that course! (if you can -- it was always really popular)

    He is also a bit eccentric, which always makes things interesting. If you've ever seen a picture of him, he has a really bushy beard, longer curly hair, and he always wears either jeans or running shorts to class. :)
     

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