The summer research experience provides a 10-week program that includes mentored research, weekly seminars, and other activities designed to prepare undergrads for graduate programs at Penn or elsewhere.
The post-baccalaureate program is a one to two-year program that prepares students for graduate school with mentored research and formal coursework in the genome sciences.
Both the summer program and the year-long post-baccalaureate program are designed to provide a solid foundation in genomic sciences through mentored research and educational activities for program participants.
Areas of study include:
- Complex disease mapping, human genetic variation
- Genome-scale functional analysis of RNA, protein, and pathways
- Biophysical models of molecules
- Design of experimental systems using microfluidics & nano-fabrication
- Computational algorithms for genome-scale data
- Software engineering of analysis systems
- System-level modeling of cell processes & organismal development
- Evolutionary dynamics
Program activities include:
- An independent research experience that will primarily consist of hands-on projects within a selected laboratory
- Receive information about graduate education, coursework and career goals
- Exposure to a spectrum of genomics sub- fields and their methodologies
- Advice on applying to graduate school and interviewing
- Gain experience writing and reviewing papers and grant proposals
- Opportunities to attend journal clubs, seminars and retreats