Camp Zon is a two-week high school virtual research experience that will take place July 19-30, 2021. The working hours will generally be 12-4 or 1-5pm each afternoon. Students will learn about cancer biology and blood development, gain critical thinking and presentation skills, and interact with top researchers at a world-class facility. As part of the camp, you will attend lectures from world-class scientists on topics ranging from basic biology to clinical translation of research. You will learn to critically read and understand scientific literature, as well as learn the basics of coding to graph your data. Finally, Dr. Len Zon and the scientists in the lab will give career advice in a mentoring session and career panel Q&A.
During this part-time virtual two-week research experience, you will:
Become a scientist in the Zon lab and learn all about research using zebrafish.
Be part of a team designing a research project to study anemia using zebrafish as a model organism
Generate a hypothesis, design experiments, and analyze the data
Witness the zebrafish experiments you design being performed live in the lab
Present your project to all lab members, your family, and friends!
Who can apply? Any high school or rising college freshman 16 years of age and older residing in Massachusetts. There are no prerequisites or research experience required. Must be 16 years of age by April 1, 2021.
Please provide a cover letter explaining why you would like to attend this program. No research or laboratory experience is required to participate in Camp Zon. However, we encourage applicants to share any research experience, scientific extracurricular activities, and/or AP biology classes they are involved in. In addition, we ask students to briefly share their level of understanding (two sentences max.) of the following biology concepts: DNA, genes, and proteins.
BCH is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability.
Internal Number: 3118194
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