Grade – 9th to 12th
|Format/ Schedule||Vacation / Summer|
|2020 Dates||August 17th – August 25th|
|Eligibility||Molecular Stem Cell Biology is an advanced hands-on program, open to both residential and international students. It is suited to science enthusiasts with a good 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.|
Molecular stem cell biology is a 7-day hands on program that imparts modern real-world techniques for cloning genes using In-Fusion cloning technology. Guided by professional molecular biologists, participants design and implement a cloning strategy, creating a fluorescent fusion protein which they express in human cancer stem cells.
This one-of-a-kind program teaches sophisticated practical techniques that are not offered in any college or school setting. The program curriculum is ideally suited to students with a keen interest in molecular cell biology or genetic engineering.
Each day of the course follows the technical process of:
1. Utilizing bioinformatical software to design a gene amplification and cloning strategy
– College level lectures
* Molecular stem cell biology provides practical training in: