Application for the Summer Learning Lab in the Molecular Genetics of Aging at Harvard
Thank you for your interest in the Summer Learning Lab in the Molecular Genetics of Aging! The application deadline is Friday, March 31st.

In the Summer Learning Lab, you will gain skills in biology, genetics, experimental design, and quantitative analysis, by measuring the effect genes have on aging and lifespan in yeast! Class will meet for three weeks (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) for 3 hours/day at Harvard University in Cambridge. No prior laboratory skills or educational prerequisites are necessary to participate. And best of all, you will be the scientist in a collaborative lab, generating real data that no one has ever seen before! Learn to think and work like a scientist among peers! Together, we can contribute to important scientific questions about what makes living things age.

Two sessions of the Summer Learning Lab will be offered. Session I runs from July 3 - July 21 (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am - 12pm) and Session II runs from August 7 - August 25 (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am - 12pm). Your choice for which session you would like to attend is part of the application below.

Successful applicants will receive a $200 stipend to assist with transportation costs to the laboratory, which will be disbursed at the conclusion of the session. We look forward to working with you and making discoveries about how genes affect aging!

If you have any questions about the program or application, or need accommodations for the application, please contact Dr. Christopher Burtner at, and put "Summer Learning Lab" in the subject line.

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Will you be 13 years of age or older by July, 2017? (You must be 13 years of age to participate in a Harvard University research lab.)
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Please indicate whether you have had any previous laboratory experience, and if so, briefly describe your experiences. (Previous laboratory experience is not required to participate in the Summer Learning Lab!)
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