Spring 2019 - Besides what the previous reviews have stated, this is THE class to take especially as a senior in your last quarter at UCLA. When I was figuring out my schedule for my last quarter to graduate, I was not too thrilled to find out that this mcdb class, which was heavily plant based, was one of the only few mcdb electives offered. But he is an incredibly clear and enthusiastic lecturer! The workload is just right. His class is out of 1000 points. Both of his midterms/quizzes are 200 points (final is 400 points), which sounds kind of terrifying at first, but he NEVER tricks you on any of his exams. Everything you need to know for his exams are from his lecture slides and podcasts. When you present your paper with your group in discussion, the TAs seems to love asking about what the controls are in certain figures. One of the things I liked the most about the class was that your name was anonymous if you ask a question on the CCLE discussion board. I liked this because it can encourage you to ask questions, especially for those who are shy. All in all, I highly recommend taking this class, especially after you take MCDB 144 and 165a because a lot of the techniques he discusses overlap.