Molecular Biology of Aging
I too, was told recently [about three hours ago, actually] that dr Garfinkel's bruinwalk page was active by an old classmate. Awesome! As mentioned below, dr Garfinkel is absolutely amazing at what he does, and his brilliance resonates through each and every single mind present in the room. His lectures are fascinating, also as mentioned below, and it is true that his lectures are indescribably captivating. dr Garfinkel incorporates much of his own research into his class, and they too, are amazing. As mentioned below as well, dr Garfinkel is not available 24/7 as any hopeful premed would like, but he instead has amazing teaching assistants like Jane [who, by the way, is actually teaching LS30A during summer session c!] and captain Nguyen and brilliant and helpful classmates like Mike [I think that's how you spell his name, if you ever see this sorry!] who actually would help me with a program called Sage [this cool math modeling program] and general studies :) All-in-all, I loved ls30b, and you'll definitely love it too :)
He's a good guy, very young and interested in his work. Sometimes he makes some funny jokes. Overall a very nice person, and he has a very articulate manner of teaching. The slides all have the important information you need to know on them, so the format of the class is very organized. He is always available for questions after class and is genuinely concerned that students learn the material. Just read his slides and make sure you understand major conclusions on the summary slides. Exams are free response/short answer type questions. Very fair professor, not a very difficult class. Overall: Good guy, good class. Highly recommended as an upper div phy sci elective.