Semester-long Research Projects
The semester-long research project is designed for local high school students interested in gaining hands-on experience in a biology research laboratory. Students chosen for the program spend every other Saturday during the semester doing research at the Broad Institute. The students join Broad staff to collaborate on a group research project that combines the use of molecular biology, microbiology, and genomics techniques. This program allows students to participate in an original research opportunity that involves the methods and techniques used by Broad scientists.
The goal of the research project is to isolate, characterize, and identify microbes using a combination of techniques including culturing microbes, isolating DNA, doing PCR, performing gel electrophoresis, sequencing DNA, analyzing those DNA sequences, and searching genome databases. During each session, students will perform a different experimental technique in order to complete the microbiology and genomics research project by the end of the semester.
This program is not being offered during the 2012-2013 school year. Please check back in 2013 for updated information about application processes for future renditions of this program.