Apply by February 4th!
Bruins-In-Genomics (B.I.G.) Summer Research Program is an 8-week full-time immersion program for undergraduates interested in learning how to read and analyze genes and genomes. Through this program students will have the opportunity to experience graduate-level coursework, and learn the latest cutting-edge research, tools and methods used by leading scientists to solve real-world problems.
Workshops introduce students to next generation sequencing data and statistical analysis methods. Research lunch talks led by workshop instructors explore in-depth application of skills. Journal clubsled by UCLA faculty mentors show how methods, data, and ideas translate in real time.
Students apply what they’ve learned to an original research project in a laboratory, guided by UCLA faculty mentors. Students learn how to be a scientist in weekly lab meetings. B.I.G. Summer ends with students presenting their findings at a scientific poster session and award ceremony.
B.I.G. Summer experiences show students what a science career can look like. UCLA faculty mentors guide students in creating an Individual Development Plan to identify goals. Social activities promote networking with faculty. GRE prep courses help students prepare for grad school applications.