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Lab Techniques in Biotechnology

Our goal in this program is to introduce motivated high school students to the techniques and equipment used in modern biotechnology research to establish a strong foundation for future research endeavors.



Dates: July 24 -28, 2023
Application Deadline: May 1, 2023
Application Instructions: Student fills out Applicaton Form (see below).  Teachers fill out Recommendation Forms (see below).  Students need to share the link to this page with the teachers who need to fill out their recommendation forms.
Cost: $625
Financial Aid: There are a limited number of full and/or partial scholarships are available to  applicants who are eligible for the Federal free or reduced lunch program.  Please submit a  letter, on letterhead, from an official at the school district or the letter you received stating that you are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  This letter MUST be included with your application.
Eligibility: A background in biology is required (i.e. completion of NYS Living Environment curriculum) and chemistry is suggested. Students must complete ninth grade by the start of the program.
Lab Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 2:00pm
Instructor: Coryn Cange and Courtney Adler
Housing: Housing will not be offered for Summer 2023


Program Format: Students will work in cooperative groups to explore various techniques plausible for high school level research. Students will be introduced to various model systems, such as E. coli, C. elegans, and D. melanogaster. Students will learn specific techniques that can be utilized with these organisms, such as bacterial transformations, gel electrophoresis, plasmid engineering, PCR analysis, DNA/RNA extraction, and RT-PCR analysis.


For additional information or questions, please call (631-632-9750) or e-mail ( 



Application Form


Science Teacher's Recommendation Form



Other Teacher's Recommendation Form