© 2019

Yuqing Zhu


Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

In August 2019 I began teaching at SAIC as a lecturer in the Liberal Arts department. My course is titled Light & Vision. The course explores the physics of light, how visual systems allow animals to navigate the world using light, and the neuroscience of visual perception. Two topics of special focus are color and evolution. We also take a humanities approach and consider the philosophy of science, how scientific knowledge is generated, the extent to which we can trust our observations of the world, and how artists in the past and present have exploited light and perception in their work.

Teaching Assistant, The University of Chicago

In the fall of 2018 I was a teaching assistant for the Fundamentals of Neuroscience course in the College at UChicago. We covered a lot of ground, spanning evolutionary, developmental, systems, and social neuroscience, and we dissected a fair number of brains!

I am pursuing a College Teaching Certificate through the Chicago Center for Teaching.