SummerLab Biotechnology Program

Boston University School of Medicine

  • Dates: July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25, July 28-August 1, and August 4-8
  • Grade level: Students entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in fall 2014. Graduated seniors are also welcome.

SummerLab provides students with an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of basic techniques and concepts associated with biotechnology and DNA science. This is a hands-on, laboratory-based program during which students work cooperatively in laboratories at the Boston University School of Medicine.

Students can choose from two programs. Clinical Connection is focused on exploring medical research and techniques. This hands-on week introduces the use of cutting edge technology to research disease and the processes involved in the development of clinical trials for potential treatments. Go for the Glow is focused on the central concepts and skills of recombinant DNA technology as it applies to biotechnology. The use of green fluorescent protein (GFP) allows students to visualize the processes of gene expression, lysis, and purification.

SummerLab is offered as either a residential program or a commuter program (for students in the Greater Boston area) and is accessible to students with disabilities.

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