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Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research Molecular Medicine Summer/Winter Science Camps
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5941 Optical Court
San Jose, CA 95138

California (UCSD & UC Berkeley)
Day Camps offered in Berkeley and Alameda, California


TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Residential and Commuter option.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: We offer advanced day/overnight science camps for high achieving high school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related fields, such as pharmacy or biomedical research. Through engaging lectures and hands-on laboratory classes, students learn about normal molecular and cellular biology, and then learn how these normal processes are distorted during the development of cancer, neurological disease and autoimmunity/infectious disease. In addition, we also offer winter break day camps on Medical and Translational Bioinformatics (please inquire) and a late summer, laboratory-intensive day camp on Biomedical Research.

Science, Technology, Academics, and more. Biology, Research, College-prep, Medicine.

CAMP LOCATION: Camps are held on the campuses of world-renowned universities, including the University of California, Berkeley near San Francisco/Silicon Valley and University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, California. In addition, we offer day camps in Berkeley and Alameda, California.

CAMP FACILITIES: Students in the overnight camps will be housed in university undergraduate housing, eat in undergraduate cafeterias and have access to university recreational facilities. Commuter students are also welcome at the overnight camps.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: An advanced class 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 about normal molecular and cellular biology from PhD-level instructors, and then learn how these normal processes are distorted to cause the development of cancer. A similar style is used to teach Molecular Neuroscience, Molecular Immunology and Molecular Biology of Development and Aging. To conclude the workshop, students use what they have learned to create an original research project on a gene of their choice. Free time includes planned activities such as sports and field trips.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Two full scholarships (not including travel) are available on a competitive basis to students who would not normally be able to afford the program. Please inquire.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Former students are eligible for year-round research opportunities on a competitive basis.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Why take the class? Why: 1. Cancer, neuroscience and immunology are fascinating 2. Get a feel for college living and college curriculum in a low stress, safe environment 3. Meet new people from around the world 4. Sharpen your academic skills and learn to think using the scientific method 5. Gain valuable job experience

Camp Directors: Ryan G. Holzer, M.S., PhD - Ryan has 17 years of medical research experience, working on cancer and type 2 diabetes. He has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California, San Diego and he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Mayo Clinic.

Ha B. Nguyen, PharmD - Ha is a professional pharmacist who also has laboratory experience working on antibacterial immunology. She has a B.S. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego and a PharmD from Midwestern University.

Summer 2019 Molecular Biology of Cancer, Molecular Neuroscience, Molecular Immunology and Molecular Biology of Development and Aging science camps will be held at the University of California, Berkeley (6/2-6/15, 6/16-6/29), and University of California, San Diego (7/7-7/20).

In addition, we are holding a day camp on Medical and Translational Bioinformatics during Winter Break 2018 in Berkeley, California. We also offer a laboratory-intensive camp on Biomedical Research during mid-July to mid-August.

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