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 email@example.com, and put "Summer Learning Lab" in the subject line.