Biomedical Summer Camps


Program Description

Molecular Medicine Workshops in California, USA

Recommended for 16- 18 years of age

We provide advanced classes for high-achieving high school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related fields, such as biomedical research, drug development, pharmacy or nursing.

There are several workshops on offer with Rosetta Institute– Molecular Biology of Cancer, Molecular Neuroscience, Molecular Immunology, Molecular Biology of Development and Aging, Medical and Translational Bioinformatics and Biomedical Research – taught by PhD-level instructors with years of research and teaching experience.

Through engaging lectures and hands-on laboratory classes, students learn normal molecular and cellular biology and then learn how these normal processes are disrupted or distorted during the development of a disease. In addition, there is a heavy emphasis on modern drug development and the emergence of the era of personalized medicine. To conclude the workshop, students use what they have learned to create an original research project on a gene or molecular process of their choice.

More broadly, workshop attendees make friends from around the world, strengthen their academic skills, and experience college dorm life in a safe environment.

The Workshops

Medical and Translational Bioinformatics workshops (held during winter break)

December 3 – December 15 -Texas Christian University in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

December 26 – December 28 – UC Berkeley

April 2 – April 5 - UC Berkeley

Molecular Biology of Cancer & Molecular Neuroscience workshops

June 3 – June 16 & June 17-June 30 - UC Berkeley

July 8 – July 21 - UC San Diego

Molecular Immunology workshops

June 6 – June 16 2018 - UC Berkeley

July 8 – July 21 - UC San Diego

Molecular Biology of Development and Aging workshops

June 17 – June 30 - UC Berkeley

Biomedical Research workshop

July 25- August 4 - San Jose

Location & Dates

The workshops will be held at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California, San Diego. Please email for sign-up and additional information.

Please note that the Rosetta Institute’s workshops are not sponsored by the University of California.

University of California – Berkeley

UC-Berkeley is one of the world’s premier research universities, with 9 Nobel laureates on the current faculty and academic programs consistently ranked in the top-10 nationally. Located outside of San Francisco, UC-Berkeley was recently named the 3rd best university in the world.

University of California – San Diego

Located on the bluffs above the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, UCSD ranks 5th in the US in research funding and it was named the world’s 14th best university. Sixteen Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with the school, and its undergraduate programs, medical school, and graduate school are ranked among the best in the country.


Students are housed in on-campus undergraduate dorms in doubles, triples or quads, and eat in campus dining facilities. Teaching assistants/residential advisors live with the students and are available to mentor and assist the students. In addition, the camp directors are on-site 24 hours/day. Overall, we maintain a student to staff ratio that is better than the universities require.


Applications are now open!

Residential fees for the university-based workshops are $3280. There are a limited number of non-residential commuter spots available for $1980 (includes lunch and all activities). The Biomedical Research workshop (commuter only) is $2680.

There is no application deadline, but students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible because suitable candidates are accepted on a rolling basis. One letter of recommendation is also required; a link to the recommendation form can be found at the bottom of the page.

There are two full scholarships (travel not included) available to students from lower-income households (income limits apply). Winners will be chosen based on the quality of a supplemental scientific essay that is due 3/15/18. Email us for details about the essay.

Be sure to add to your email client’s “safe list” to prevent our emails (including your possible acceptance) from being filtered into the spam folder.

The residential price includes:

  • Room and board
  • Transportation to/from the airport (with restrictions)
  • Custom T-shirt, lanyard and notebooks/pens
  • Any field trips/recreational activities, as well as access to campus recreation facilities
Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

The Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research is an independently funded medical research institute founded by Dr. Ryan Holzer, Ph.D. The institute is funded by internally generated revenue, and by pr ... Read More

The Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research is an independently funded medical research institute founded by Dr. Ryan Holzer, Ph.D. The institute is funded by internally generated revenue, and by private donations. Read less