Grade – 9th to 12th
|Format/ Schedule||Vacation / Summer|
|2024 Dates||July 15th – July 26th and August 5th – August 16th|
|Times||10.00am – 3.00pm, 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.|
The Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modeling program is an advanced two-week course aimed at students who are interested in medicine and biomedical research.
Participants learn real-life methods for reprogramming human induced pluripotent stem cells from skin then converting them to heart cells that beat in the culture dish.
They also gain independent research experience planning and implementing their own disease modeling experiment.
The program is taught hands-on in a biotech research facility by professional industry scientists who are exceptional mentors.
The program provides:
– Daily college-level lectures that provide a conceptual overview of the lab-classes.
– The opportunity to plan, implement and analyze a disease modeling experiment involving stem cells.
– An introduction to regenerative medicine, disease modeling and the real-world application of stem cell models in biomedical research.
– 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.
The Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modeling Program teaches students how to:
1. Isolate fibroblast cells from patient skin samples
– 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, mRNA isolation, cDNA synthesis Reverse-Transcriptase PCR, DNA gel electrophoresis, flow cytometry and microscopy (phase contrast and fluorescent).