Curriculum

DNA, Genes, and Drug Production

Open to rising 10th, 11th, 12th graders and matriculating college first-year students.

DNA, Genes, and Drug Production is focused on the central concepts and skills of recombinant DNA technology as it applies to biotechnology. The use of green fluorescent protein (GFP) allows students to visualize the processes of gene expression, lysis, and purification.

 

Clinical Connection: A Medical Research Challenge

Open to rising 10th, 11th, 12th graders and matriculating college first-year students.

Clinical Connection is focused on exploring medical research and techniques. This hands-on week will introduce the use of cutting edge technology to research disease and the processes involved in the development of potential treatments.

At the end of all sessions on Friday, students will present their work at a poster session, to be followed by a reception. Parents, friends, family, and BUSM faculty are all invited.

SummerLab Dates

SummerLab will take place from July 10, 2017 – August 4, 2017. Students will be able to apply for up to two weeks of labs.

Dates for DNA, Genes, and Drug Production: July 10 – 14 (Session 1) and July 24 – 28 (Session 3)

Dates for Clinical Connections: July 17-21 (Session 2) and July 31- August 4 (Session 4) 

Fast Facts

  • SummerLab tuition is $1000 for one week, and $1800 for two weeks.
  • Both daily commuters and boarders are welcome.
  • Housing is available on the Charles River campus (for cost of housing, please check the “Application Information” page).
  • Food, transportation, and lodging are not provided for commuters.
  • SummerLab is a program for students entering the 10th–12th grades as well as those entering college.
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of BU School of Medicine