Overview

During Intro to Stem Cell Systems, high schoolers step into the shoes of stem cell researchers working hands-on in a biotech lab with stem cells. Explore the science of cancer, adult and pluripotent stem cells through labs, literature research, lecture-discussions, professional scientists & guest speakers.

INTRODUCTION.

Intro to Stem Cell Systems is an introductory five-day course that explores the exciting science of stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Designed for entry-level scientists, this innovative program provides foundational training in bioscience techniques and essential principles in human stem cell biology. Participating students delve into the three-major human stem cell systems – adult, cancer and pluripotent, through laboratory classes and engaging college-level lectures covering the science, history and ethics of stem cell research. They learn modern skills used by a variety of bioscience professions, working hands-on in a biotech laboratory with cancer, neural and induced pluripotent stem cells.

NOTE: INTRO TO STEM CELL SYSTEMS IS OFFERED IN THE SUMMER AND SPRING BREAK.

Students learn in small groups: 4 students to 1 research scientist.

 

CURRICULUM.

Each day of the program focuses on a different aspect of stem cell biology, taking students on a stimulating journey from basic discovery to therapeutic translation.

Day 1: Basic stem cell biology and stem cell culture techniques.

Day 2: Cancer stem cells.

Day 3: Pluripotent stem cells.

Day 4: Adult stem cells.

Day 5: Application of human stem cells in research, medicine and therapy / Independent research skills

Course participants are also introduced to independent research skills, during "stem cell fact or fiction" – an interactive lecture-discussion which demonstrates real-life methods for finding published research and applying scientific data to debunk stem cell myths.

The program ends with a career development seminar focusing on the many career paths available to bioscientists, led by science professionals with academic and industry experience. This unique course is suited to any motivated science student with an interest in learning more about stem cell research and its current real-world application.

KEY FEATURES:

– College-level lectures

– Hands-on lab classes

– Cutting edge techniques*

– Guest speakers– Literature research

– Career education and BioPaths, free career education webinar

– Networking with professional science mentors

- Alumni resources

- Continuing support with letters of recommendation

*Intro to stem cell systems provides practical training in: BSL-2 lab safety procedures, stem cell culture, aseptic technique, tissue microdissection, cell derivation, stem cell isolation, electroporation, antibody labeling and microscopy (phase contrast and fluorescent).

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