ONLINE ONLY A Molecular Toolbox for Research and Medicine

The “A Molecular Toolbox for Research and Medicine” weeklong on-line course is designed for high school students to learn different techniques applied in scientific research and the medical arena. Surgeons, physicians, and researchers all work in concert to cure human suffering. While researchers design new medical devices and medicines, the physicians and surgeons use them on their patients. Many physicians and surgeons actually work with the researchers on these designs. They use many special techniques to test and come up with these novel designs. I am sharing with you, many of these special techniques, so that you will have your own “molecular toolbox” with in which to draw from, for your scientific research proposal project.


During this weeklong program, students will explore different contemporary molecular techniques, experience reading current technical journals and design a novel research proposal using these techniques.


UV/VIS Spectrophotometry

Size exclusion column chromatography

DNA extraction

DNA Electrophoresis

Protein Extraction

Protein Electrophoresis

Western Blot

Protein Electrophoresis




This course is offered in Session Five (July 6-10).

Course Leader: Donna Weinbrenner, Ph.D.