Grade – 9th to 12th
|Format/ Schedule||Vacation / Summer|
|Location||Students are placed with our scientific collaborators and contract research clients at various locations within LA (enquire for details).|
|Dates||Jun 17th-Aug 9th, 2019: Early Registration Deadline: March 17th 2019, Final Registration Deadline: May 1st 2019. Students must register early by March 17th to be placed in a hospital laboratory.|
|Eligibility||Stem Cell Research is an advanced Ph.D-style training program, open to both residential and international students. It is suited to scientifically advanced students who are serious about pursuing a career in science or medicine and are able to cope with challenging learning environments. 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 all components of the program.|
|Admission||Eligible students are accepted on a first-come-first-served rolling basis up to 2 weeks before the course start date. To be considered for this program you must submit a complete application with the following documents: 1. A copy of your school transcript; 2. A personal statement addressing why you would like to participate in the stem cell research internship program, what you hope to gain as a research fellow, the strengths you will bring to the program and how the program will help you achieve your future career goals and 3. A letter of recommendation from a teacher – preferably your biology teacher. Eligible students are admitted to the program after completing an in-person interview with the program director and laboratory mentor. Additional questions? Click here to learn more about our general admissions policy or call us at 310-483-3651.|
Stem Cell Research Internship is a rigorous, PhD-style training program for high school students who are serious about pursuing a career in science or medicine. This life-changing opportunity enables future scientists to kick-start their careers in laboratories that are transforming the future of medicine. The program takes place over eight-weeks, beginning with a 5-day industry-style training course called the "Boot Camp", designed specifically to prepare high school students for working in a professional research laboratory. Unique to our program, the Boot Camp provides introductory training in a variety of widely used bioscience techniques, including mammalian stem cell culture, molecular biology, flow cytometry and microscopy.
After completing the Boot Camp, participating students join a Los Angeles-based laboratory where they take part in scientific research, guided by a professional scientist and laboratory mentor. The research experience is complemented by educational science education forums which explore scientific fields that are implemented outside of the laboratory such as science writing, bioethics, public policy and computational biology. The forums also include a scientific journal club, guest speakers from the stem cell community and a career development seminar where students gain valuable insight into bioscience careers from academic and industry scientists.
The Stem Cell Research Internship ends on the final day with a colloquium and award ceremony. This memorable event enables graduating fellows to show case their research to friends, family and local scientists during a formal poster presentation. Budding science writers are also invited to author an article for our annual Journal, which focuses on popular topics in stem cell research, written by high school students for high school students.
Science Education Forums
Colloquium and Graduation
– College-level lectures