Biotechnology at UC San Diego
San Diego, CA
Are you interested in medicine, science, and technology? Is you goal to create a life-saving drug? This is a unique opportunity for high school students to gain real exposure and work in a biotechnology lab utilizing state-of-the-art equipment.
Unlike other courses, the academic portion takes place in the lab of NovoMedix, 15 minutes from campus. NovoMedix has developed novel orally available small molecules with wide therapeutic windows to treat fibrotic disorders. These first-in-class small molecules co-target pathways that provide cardioprotective and synergistic anti-tumor effects with standard-of-care chemotherapies for the treatment of triple negative breast cancer.
In partnership with NovoMedix, work alongside scientists doing early stage drug discovery for cancer treatment.
Start with molecule design and compound creation, and follow the process to the point of in vitro biological activity.
Learn how to isolate a protein, and see how it reacts to various compounds in an advanced research laboratory.
Create a molecule, and test its biological results practicing the scientific method from hypothesis to conclusion.