We provide advanced classes for high achieving high school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related fields, such as biomedical research, drug development, pharmacy or nursing. We offer several workshops – Molecular Biology of Cancer, Molecular Neuroscience, Molecular Immunology, Molecular Biology of Aging, Medicinal Chemistry, Medical and Translational Bioinformatics, Covid-19: Biology/Immunity/Medicine, and Biomedical Research – that are taught by PhD-level instructors with years of research and teaching experience. Through engaging lectures and hands-on laboratory classes, students learn normal molecular and cellular biology, and then learn how these normal processes are disrupted or distorted during the development of disease. In addition, there is a heavy emphasis on modern drug development and the emergence of the era of personalized medicine. To conclude the workshop, students use what they have learned to create an original research project on a gene or molecular process 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.

Students are housed in on-campus undergraduate dorms in doubles or triples, and eat in campus dining facilities. Teaching assistants/residential advisors live with the students and are available to mentor and assist the students. In addition, the camp directors are on-site 24 hours/day. Overall, we maintain a student to staff ratio that is better than the universities require.


*Fall/Winter/Spring workshops are scheduled. Summer 2021 workshops will be scheduled soon*.  There are three Molecular Biology of Cancer workshops, three Molecular Neuroscience workshops, two Molecular Immunology workshops, one Molecular Biology of Aging workshop and one Bioinformatics of Cancer workshop, held concurrently at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Diego during summer 2020. Molecular Biology of Cancer and Molecular Neuroscience workshops will be held 6/7-6/19 and 6/21-7/3 at UC Berkeley, and from 7/12-7/24 at UC San Diego. Molecular Immunology workshops are 6/7-6/19 at UC Berkeley and 7/12-7/24 at UC San Diego. Molecular Biology of Aging and Bioinformatics of cancer are 6/21-7/3 at UC Berkeley and the Biomedical Research workshop will be held at our facility in Berkeley, CA 7/27-8/14. Fall/winter workshops are also available (see below). Please note that the Rosetta Institute’s workshops are not sponsored by the University of California.

University of California – Berkeley

UC-Berkeley is one of the world’s premier research universities, with 11 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.

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.

The Fall/Winter/Spring

The Covid-19: Biology, Immunity, Medicine workshops (half-day, afternoon/evening PT, online) are 11/9-11/20 and 3/15-3/26. There is an abbreviated version of the Biomedical Research workshop during winter break (12/26-12/31), and a full version of the workshop in February (2/13-2/24). These workshops (commuter-only) are held at our facility in Alameda, CA. The Medical and Translational Bioinformatics workshop and the Medicinal Chemistry workshops will be held online during winter break (12-26-12/30).