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Intro to Stem Cell Systems

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Grade – 9th to 12th


Course Information
Age 15-18
Format/ Schedule Vacation / Summer
Location Torrance, CA
 2024  Dates Summer: June 10th – June 14th;  July 8th – July 12th;  July 29th – August 2nd
Duration 5 Days
Times 10.00am–3.00pm, Monday-Friday
Class size 6
Eligibility Intro to Stem Cell Systems is an introductory hands-on program, open to both residential and international students.  It is suited to science enthusiasts with a basic understanding of cell and molecular biology.  No prior laboratory experience is required to take this course.  Applicants must have passed high-school Math, English and Biology or equivalent courses with a grade C or above. Students are required to arrange their own transportation to and from the program.
Admission Eligible students are accepted on a first-come-first-served rolling basis up to 1 week before the course start date. Additional questions? Click here to learn more about our general admissions policy or call us at 310-483-3651.
Course Details

Intro to stem cell systems is an entry-level course aimed at STEM enthusiasts who are interested in gaining real-world experience.

Participants learn essential concepts in stem cell science through hands-on lab classes that explore the biology and application of human stem cells.

The program is taught in a biotech research facility by professional scientists who are also exceptional mentors.

Each day focuses on a different topic in stem cell biology, creating an in-depth overview of the history, science, and ethics of stem cell research.

Intro to Stem Cell Systems provides:
– Advanced training in real-life techniques for isolating, culturing, and researching human stem cells.

– Practical experience working with the three predominant stem cell research models – cancer, adult (neural) and induced pluripotent.

– Daily college-level lectures that provide a conceptual overview of the lab-classes.

– An introduction to literature searching using PubMed and Google Scholar.

– A literature research activity focusing on the dangers of unregulated stem cell therapies and the clinics that promote them.

– Exposure to biotechnology and real-world science.

– Applicable skills and knowledge for future STEM programs such as AP biology, science fair research, college lab classes and workplace internships.

– An opportunity to connect with other science enthusiasts.

– A certificate of completion.

– A resource pack containing guidance and information relating to STEM careers.


Intro to Stem Cell Systems covers the following topics in stem cell science:

Day 1: Basic stem cell biology and stem cell culture techniques
Day 2: Cancer stem cells
Day 3: Pluripotent stem cells
Day 4: Adult stem cells
Day 5: Application of human stem cells in research, medicine and therapy / Literature research skills


– College-level lectures
– Hands-on lab classes
– Advanced laboratory research techniques*
– Literature research activity
– Career education resources
– Real world exposure
– Networking with professional science mentors
– Biotech exposure

*Intro to stem cell systems provides practical training in: BSL-2 lab safety procedures, stem cell culture, aseptic technique, tissue microdissection, cell derivation, stem cell isolation, electroporation, antibody labeling and microscopy (phase contrast and fluorescent).

Reviews (1)

1 review for Intro to Stem Cell Systems

  1. Oge Ogbogu

    This program was one of the best experiences I have had. I had the opportunity to not only learn about stem cells and their applications, but I was given a chance to practice some of this research in the laboratory and learn valuable skills. The knowledge that I took away I am still using today in school and increased my interest and curiosity in this new field of science – Oge Ogbogu, 2018 student.

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