University of Chicago—Research in the Biological Sciences

 

Overview

This intensive training program exposes students to a broad range of biological research laboratory techniques. Using a project-based approach, the course progresses from a survey of basic lab procedures to the application of current molecular techniques in developmental biology and microbiology. Lectures provide background and introduce new concepts, but pupils spend most of their time in labs working on two main projects: mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in bacteria and genetic regulation of development. Students keep lab notebooks, make group presentations and participate in a research forum. Participants earn college credit equivalent to two undergraduate courses.

General Info

Name University of Chicago—Research in the Biological Sciences
Location Chicago, IL
Year-round Contacts 773-834-3792
Program Focuses & Features Science, Swimming
Grade Range (rising grades) 11-12
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 14-18
Application Deadline May
Director Christopher Schonbaum & Rosemary Zaragoza, Program Directors
Residential Fee $8541 (+$740), 4 weeks. College credit.
Dates & Sessions June-July; 1 session, 4 weeks long

Contact

Christopher Schonbaum & Rosemary Zaragoza, Program Directors
773-834-3792