Come back to CityLab and explore advanced molecular biology techniques throughout the school year with the Scholars Program!
Prerequisite: Only students that attended
CityLab’s SummerLab program may join Scholars!
As a former CityLab SummerLab participant, you are invited to become a CityLab Scholar. The Scholars program is designed for students who have completed the CityLab SummerLab program and wish to extend their knowledge and skills in biotechnology. There is no fee for the CityLab Scholars program. Students who attend seven of the scheduled meetings will receive a certificate at the conclusion of the program.
CityLab Scholars 2012 – 2013 Schedule
Wednesday, Oct 10, Friday, Oct 12; Alu PCR (part 1)
Use the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) to amplify a portion of chromosome #16 on your own DNA.
Wednesday, Nov 7, Friday, Nov 9; Alu PCR (part 2)
Use gel electrophoresis to visualize and analyze the results PCR from part 1 for the presence of an Alu insertion.
Wednesday, Dec 12, Friday, Dec 14; Nanotechnology
What is big deal about nanotechnology? What potential does nanotechnology hold for cancer research and treatment? Perform two hands-on laboratory investigations and learn how chefs and researchers use the principles of self-assembly to create gourmet foods and nanoparticles. Hear from Boston University scientists about the work they are doing in cancer and nanotechnology.
Wednesday, Jan 9, Friday, Jan 11; In Search of the Body’s Antibodies
Perform an Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) to screen a hypothetical patient for the presence of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (simulated viral extract is used).
Wednesday, Feb 6, Friday, Feb 8; Alcohol Dehydrogenase Assay
Learn about the breakdown of alcohol in the body and how enzymes work using an assay to detect the activity of alcohol dehydrogenase.
Wednesday, Mar 6, Friday, Mar 8; Neuroscience guest lab
Learn about how the brain processes information and how neurons communicate with each other to relay the information.
Wednesday, Apr 10, Friday, Apr 12; Subcloning of HIS tag onto GFP
Insert the DNA for a HIS tag into the pGLO plasmid.
Wednesday, May 15, Friday, May 17; Subcloning (part 2)
Confirm the insertion the DNA for a HIS tag into the pGLO plasmid.
All meetings are from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at CityLab. RSVP required.
801 Albany St. 4th Floor, Boston, MA
A pizza dinner is included!
Please direct questions to Julia Hammer via email firstname.lastname@example.org.