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Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modeling

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
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Grade – 9th to 12th

Course Information
Age 15-18
Format/ Schedule Vacation / Summer
Location Monrovia, CA
Dates July 22nd-Aug 2nd / Aug 5th-Aug 16th, 2019
Duration 10 Days
Times 10.00am – 3.30pm, Monday-Friday
 Eligibility Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modeling is an advanced, complex and academically rigorous hands-on program, open to both residential and international students. Participants are advised to have a sound understanding of experimental planning and advanced concepts in 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.
Course Details
Description

During the Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modeling Program, participating students learn from start to finish how human induced pluripotent stem cells are created from skin cells then converted 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!

Curriculum

Each day of the course follows the technical process of:

1. Isolating skin fibroblast cells
2. Reprogramming skin fibroblast cells to induced pluripotent stem cells
3. Converting induced pluripotent stem cells to beating heart cells (cardiomyocytes)

Students also learn to plan a real-life PhD-level experiment during week 1 and implement their experiment during week 2.

Features

– College-level lectures
– Hands-on lab classes
– Cutting edge techniques*
– Guest speakers
– Independent lab research and experimental planning
– Career education
– Networking with professional science mentors

*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, flow cytometry and microscopy (phase contrast and fluorescent).

Reviews (1)

1 review for Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modeling

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Oge Ogbogu

    I was looking for a summer course that would be able to introduce me to the world of science and help me learn about how to work in a lab. The Regenerative Medicine and Disease Modeling program did this and more. Not only did we learn how to work in a lab, but we learned lab techniques that I do not think I would have been able to learn anywhere else. The course is very hands-on and one on one which allowed me to maximize my experience and truly understand what I was doing and why I was doing it. We also had the opportunity to speak to other scientists and researchers about how stem cells impact their work and to be able to witness the real-life impact of this research changed my view about science and its abilities. While not only working by myself but with a team, the disease modeling program truly introduces stem cell research and lab work no matter your experience and empowers students to see science beyond a textbook – Oge Ogbogu, 2018 student

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