Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research Molecular Medicine Science Camps
We offer workshops year-round (both online and in-person) for high-achieving high school and middle school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related fields, such as biomedical research, drug development, pharmacy or nursing. Through engaging lectures and hands-on laboratory classes, students learn normal molecular and cellular biology, and then learn how these normal processes are distorted or disrupted during the development of disease. 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, enhance their college portfolio, strengthen their academic skills, and experience college dorm life in a safe environment.
During winter break we offer workshops on Medicinal Chemistry and Medical Bioinformatics (both online). During the spring we offer Covid-19: Biology/Immunity/Medicine (online), Intro to Cellular and Molecular Medicine (online), and Biomedical Research (in-person in Alameda, CA). During summer we offer residential, commuter, and online workshops.
Our residential camps are held at University of California, Berkeley, University of California, San Diego, and include Molecular Biology of Cancer, Molecular Neuroscience, Molecular Immunology, and Molecular Biology of Aging. Students are housed in on-campus undergraduate dorms, and eat in campus dining facilities. Teaching assistants/residential advisors live with the students and are available to mentor and assist the students. In addition, the camp directors are on-site 24 hours/day. Overall, we maintain a student to staff ratio that is better than the universities require.
Summer in-person, commuter-only workshops are held in Alameda, CA, and include Cancer Research, Immunology Research, and Biomedical Research.
Summer online workshops include Medicinal Chemistry, Medical Bioinformatics, and Intro to Cellular and Molecular Medicine.