Grade – 9th to 12th
|Format/ Schedule||Vacation / Summer|
|2023 Dates||July 17th – July 28th and August 7th – August 18th|
|Times||10.00am – 3.30pm, Monday-Friday|
|Eligibility||Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modeling is an advanced and academically rigorous hands-on program, open to both residential and international students. It is suited to science enthusiasts with advanced understanding of cell and molecular biology. No prior laboratory experience is required to attend 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.|
During the Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modeling Program, participating students learn the entire process for deriving human induced pluripotent stem cells from skin cells then converting them into heart cells that beat in the culture dish. Each participant creates their own culture of beating heart cells, following the same real-life methods as stem cell researchers. Through the combined use of college-level lectures and laboratory classes, students receive comprehensive training in modern research techniques, working with sophisticated laboratory equipment alongside industry scientists. They also connect with internationally renowned researchers during guest lectures focusing on the role of stem cells in basic, pre-clinical and clinical research.
The Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modeling Program is an advanced ten-day course aimed at science enthusiasts who are interested in taking their education to the next level with hands-on training in research-level techniques. Taught by stem cell experts in an entrepreneurial biotech laboratory, this ground-breaking course is the only one of its kind in the world. In addition to hands-on skills, course participants learn the complexities of forging a bioscience career during career education seminars, lead by academic and industry scientists. They also plan and implement their own real-life experiment focusing on stem cells, their differentiated derivatives or the process of cellular reprogramming.
The Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modeling Program culminates with a special feature seminar covering the latest discoveries in the field of heart disease research. Join this unique program today and learn first-hand how human stem cells may one day be used to regenerate human hearts!
Each day of the course follows the technical process of:
1. Isolating skin fibroblast cells
Students also learn to plan a real-life experiment during week 1, which they implement during week 2.
– College-level lectures
*Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modeling provides practical training in: BSL-2 lab safety procedures, stem cell culture, aseptic technique, tissue microdissection, cell derivation, cryopreservation, cellular reprogramming, electroporation, antibody labeling, Reverse-Transcriptase PCR, DNA gel electrophoresis, flow cytometry and microscopy (phase contrast and fluorescent).