BioSTAR: Bioengineering Science, Technology And Research

BIOSTAR: BIOENGINEERING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH 

Bioengineering provides students with tools and technologies to understand and modify living systems and empowers them to make a transformative impact on human health.

BioSTAR program is designed to introduce talented and self-motivated high school student to SEAS Bioengineering education. It provides them with a valuable opportunity to learn basic scientific principles and engineering techniques used by bioengineering in research and pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Program Overview

The BioSTAR Summer Program Curriculum will cover:

  • Aseptic techniques and methods of preventing mammalian cell culture contamination

  • Understanding significance of culture media for cell growth

  • Culturing of mammalian cell lines as 2D and 3D cultures

  • Drug delivery techniques

  • Cell staining and visualization: Light, Fluorescence and Scanning Electron Microscopes

  • Culturing bacteria as biofilms

  • Testing bacteria sensitivity to antibiotics

  • Assays to measure cell viability