Faculty and Mentor Training

Science faculty from Georgetown University, the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), and other Washington, DC, area institutions will be trained in the professional development of science students in general, as well as those participating in the Advanced Research Training Program. Selected workshops designed and implemented by expert trainers with the Center for New Designs in Learning (CNDLS) at Georgetown University will enhance faculty members' knowledge of research and pedagogical techniques. In turn, faculty will use this knowledge to enhance the students' research and learning skills, providing those students with the resources to be more competitive for admission to graduate programs.

Student Training: Spring/Summer 2014

Upper-level undergraduate students will participate in a hands-on biotechnology orientation during an intensive 9-day training session in the Bio-Trac labs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This experience will assist students in their transition to graduate programs by providing a laboratory experience consistent with the offerings at research-intense institutions.

These sessions will include protein bioinformatics, cellular immunology, stem cell biology, animal models, epigenetics, advanced microscopic techniques, microarray and other state-of-the-art technologies. Students will receive 2 graduate credits for successfully completing this course of study. All students will be provided with program-approved mentors.

For more information on Biotechnology Training Courses at the National Institutes of Health, please visit www.biotrac.com.