1. Molecular biology lab techniques and concepts at the Advanced Placement/College level. Focus: DNA, RNA, and proteins.
2. Field trips to major research centers in Boston and Cambridge to meet with top researchers in biotechnology and the medical sciences.
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3. An overnight research experience at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to analyze marine specimens using advanced molecular techniques such as FISH (Fluorescent in situ hybridization). Off-shore marine sample collection aboard a WHOI research vessel. Research presentation by leading scientist on global warming. Visit the Great Salt Marsh with WHOI expert in ancient microorganism inhabitants.
Focus on the structure and function of DNA and proteins in modern genome science. Understand the power of sequence-based medicine for the future. Prepare a poster presentation of your results from lab.
Meet with top biotech researchers who are developing the latest treatments for major diseases such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, and muscular dystrophy.
Overnight trip to WHOI on Cape Cod for research experience in genetic analysis of marine organisms collected by students during an off-shore boat excursion on a WHOI research vessel. Also trek the most important Great Salt Marsh on Cape Cod with a world expert in microorganisms.
Meet with WHOI expert in worldwide global warming research based on coral growth data.