Most students choose to retreat off the UCLA campus in the summer, however, the campus is still abuzz with activity. Beginning in June, undergraduates from across the nation arrive on campus to participate in one of UCLA’s undergraduate summer research programs. From SPUR-LABS, to AMGEN scholars, to BIG Summer, these students are offered the opportunity to work in UCLA laboratories, side-by-side with graduate students, and under the mentorship of faculty members and postdoctoral fellows. For 8 to 10 weeks, they work on cutting-edge research, honing their skills with complex laboratory procedures or analyzing big data.
One of these programs, Bruins in Genomics (BIG Summer), led by Drs. Alex Hoffmann, Tracy Johnson, and Eleazar Eskin and sponsored by UCLA’s Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences was highlighted by the UCLA Newsroom this week. View the complete article here, to learn more about how these undergraduates are assisting in the revolution of the biosciences.
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Dr. Hoffmann is a member of the following GPB Home Areas: Bioinformatics, Gene Regulation, Immunity, Microbes & Molecular Pathogenesis.
Dr. Johnson is a member of the following GPB Home Areas: Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology, Cell & Developmental Biology, Gene Regulation, Genetics & Genomics.
Dr. Eskin is a member of the following GPB Home Areas: Bioinformatics, Genetics & Genomics.
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