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ALAN TRAPENARD, UCSD Freshman studying Pharmacological Chemsitry

Major: UCSD Pharmacological Chemistry

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi Everyone :)

I am finishing up my last quarter as a freshman at UCSD this Spring studying Pharmacological Chemistry with a Minor in Music.

My current career goals are to work as a medical researcher working with Neurodegenerative Disorders and Diseases to maybe be able to come up with better treatments and hopefully cures for many of these diseases.

Some fun facts about me would probable be:
1. I've been playing the Tenor Saxophone for about 3 years now with a focus on Jazz and Improvisation
2. I lived in Brazil for 4 years before moving back to the United States
3. I never went to school before the 9th grade

I'm really looking forward to working with you all and hopefully impart you with some of my knowledge and love for what I'm studying!

Past Classes

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S90: The Effects of THC Therapies on Prevalent Diseases in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
This course is designed to introduce the learners to both the concept of Neurological and Neurodegenerative Diseases as well as the effects of current THC therapies on said diseases. The topics to be discussed will be: 1. What is THC and how does it effect the brain? 2. Neural anatomy and Cannabinoid Receptors 3. THC and Parkinson's 4. THC and Cancer 5. Novel therapies using controversial methods This course is NOT designed to pique interest in THC for a non-scientific purpose and is intended for educational purposes only as an introduction to modern science and to introduce students to the new methods of disease therapy emerging and hopefully encourage some to pursue those carriers.