We provide advanced classes for high achieving high school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related fields, such as pharmacy, nursing, biomedical research or drug development. Through engaging lectures and hands-on laboratory classes, students learn normal molecular and cellular biology, and then learn how these normal processes are distorted during the development of cancer. The Molecular Neuroscience workshop is structured in a similar manner: lessons on normal molecular biology are used as a framework from which to understand the intricacies of normal and pathologic neurobiology at a molecular level. To conclude the workshop, students use what they have learned to create an original research project on a gene of their choice.
More broadly, workshop attendees make friends from around the world, strengthen their academic skills and experience college dorm life in a safe environment.
There are four Molecular Biology of Cancer workshops and three Molecular Neuroscience workshops this summer, held at the University of California at Berkeley and University of California, San Diego. The dates for the workshops on Molecular BIology of Cancer are 6/7-6/20, 6/21-7/3, 7/12-7/25 and 8/2-8/15, and the Molecular Neuroscience workshops are 6/7-6/20, 7/12-7/25 and 8/2-8/15.
University of California - Berkeley
UC-Berkeley is one of the world’s premier research universities, with 9 Nobel laureates on the current faculty and academic programs consistently ranked in the top-10 nationally. Located outside of San Francisco, UC-Berkeley was recently named the 3rd best university in the world. Students are housed at the Foothill undergraduate housing complex, and eat in the Foothill cafeteria.
University of California - San Diego
Located on the bluffs above the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, UCSD ranks 5th in the US in research funding and it was named the world’s 14th best university. Sixteen Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with the school, and its undergraduate programs, medical school and graduate school are ranked among the best in the country.
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