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    Harvard Medical School: MEDscienceLAB Forensics

    Harvard Medical School: MEDscienceLAB Forensics


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Category: Healthcare
    • Sub-Categories: Forensic Science, Healthcare, Clinical Laboratory Science
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Solving a murder mystery happens more often at the lab bench than in the courtroom. The MEDscienceLAB Forensics program will show you how. You and your forensics team will visit a “crime scene,” gather evidence, interview witnesses, test and analyze samples in the laboratory, and work collaboratively to solve a criminal case.

    This one-week, full-day program in a Harvard Medical School Research Lab will also incorporate realistic cases in our MEDscience Simulation Lab. Join us to explore the science behind crime scene investigation!


    Become a crime scene investigator! Your team of forensics scientists will perform medical examinations, collect and analyze evidence, and even interview and interrogate witnesses. At the end of this program you will be able to present a case and its conclusion to any police detective or judge.


    You will learn and practice forensics lab techniques including DNA extraction, fingerprinting, cellular microscopy, PCR, gel electrophoresis, ELISA, and hair and fiber analysis. Your team will draft a laboratory report summarizing your expert opinion that tells the story of the crime.