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Methods in Stem Cell Engineering

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Grade – 9th to 12th

Course Information
Age 15-18
Format/ Schedule Vacation / Winter
Location Torrance, CA
2022 Dates Winter: Dec 27th, Dec 28th, Dec 29th, Dec 30th.
Duration 4 x 3.5 Hour Sessions
Times 10am – 1.30pm
Class size 6
Eligibility Methods in Stem Cell Engineering 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

During Methods in Stem Cell Engineering participating students learn to inhibit an oncogene in testicular cancer stem cells using a Nobel Prize winning technique called RNA interference (RNAi). They also explore the real-world applications of RNAi technology in research, biotechnology, and medicine.

The four-session program is taught in a professional biotech research laboratory by industry scientists and features hands-on classes, bioinformatics computer labs and lecture discussions. It is the only program in the world that enables high school students to design, implement and analyze an RNAi experiment.

Join today and learn first-hand how researchers engineer stem cells to study cancer-causing genes!


Each session of the course focuses on the following topics in stem cell engineering and gene silencing:

Session 1: Intro to cells, stem cells and RNAi gene silencing
Session 2: Working with stem cells in the lab
Session 3: RNAi mediated gene silencing techniques
Session 4: Analysis and application of gene silencing


– College-level lectures
– Hands-on lab classes
– Bioinformatics / computer labs
– Cutting edge techniques*
– Networking with professional science mentors
– Career education
– Biotech exposure

*Intro to stem cell systems provides practical training in: BSL-2 lab safety procedures, aseptic technique, electroporation, RNAi mediated gene knockdown, antibody labeling and microscopy (phase contrast and fluorescent).

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1 review for Methods in Stem Cell Engineering

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Colette Lee

    Pathways to Stem Cell Science has been a very enjoyable learning experience. For the first time, I was able to become familiar with laboratory equipment and techniques that was not provided for me in school. On top of learning much more about RNAi and gene silencing, I realized that I genuinely enjoy working in the lab; this experienced has greatly contributed to my newfound interest in biomedical engineering.

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