All Ratings and Reviews for Ke Shuai
Dr. Shuai was a relief after the three weeks of Dr. Grunstein. Don't get me wrong, Grunstein was an amazing professor (and if you look him up, a figurehead in the histone field), but he went over so much material in such a short amount of time that it was difficult to keep up with him and his expectations.
Dr. Shuai had a very limited range of material, but made sure to go very in-depth, he stressed the basics so that we could build off a solid foundation once we hit the cancer lectures. He always asked us if we had questions before moving on to a new topic, and if he sensed the smallest hesitation on our part, would make sure to go over the topics that we had trouble on. He really stressed conceptual understanding of the material... on our "final" he maybe had 3 out of 7 questions that asked us to design experiments related to some of the regulatory pathways for apoptosis and cyclin... we therefore weren't expected to memorize pointless details, but to have a grasp of the concepts behind the topics. Overall, he was a great teacher, and my favorite of the MCDB M 140 Professors (who were all great to begin with)
His tests are vague and poorly worded...even the TA's had a hard time understanding the questions. Which of course resulted in poor grading, since nobody had any clue what the hell he was asking. The guy is horrible
This was the most interesting material in the class (cancer). Dr Shuai (pronounced shway) takes a LOT of time to go over his slides. He covers a narrow amount of material in much depth. Really don't read the book. Just memorize the slides. His accent isn't bad. Good Luck!!!
this guy is awesome. he teaches the most interesting section of the class, and his test was not that hard.
also, u dont really need the book if u pay attention in class. same with all other mcdb courses
He is obsolutely a good teacher. He knows his stuff and delivers it clearly. I especially like how he focus on the thinking way in scientific research. It is intriguing.
This guy is a good professor. His slides are awesome and he doesn't make you memorize the entire lecture notes. You don't even have to read the book except for reference sometimes. He's a very nice guy and his exam is not too difficult. If you know every concept, with minimal memorization, you should get an A on his exam. He likes experimental design but not as much as some professors in the major.
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