The Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research provides provides advanced Molecular Medicine Workshops for high achieving high school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related fields, such as pharmacy, nursing, biomedical research or drug development.

Through engaging lectures and hands-on laboratory classes, students learn normal molecular and cellular biology, and then learn how these normal processes are distorted during the development of cancer.  The Molecular Neuroscience workshop is structured in a similar manner: lessons on normal molecular biology are used as a framework from which to understand the intricacies of normal and pathologic neurobiology at a molecular level.  To conclude the workshop, students use what they have learned to create an original research project on a gene 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.

There are four Molecular Biology of Cancer workshops and three Molecular Neuroscience workshops this summer, held at the University of California at Berkeley and University of California, San Diego.  

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Residential fees for the university-based workshops are $3280.  There are a limited number of non-residential commuter spots available for $1980 (includes lunch and all activities).  The Biomedical Research workshop (commuter only) is $2680.

There is no application deadline, but students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible because suitable candidates are accepted on a rolling basis.

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