The nine-day Clinical Genetics and Bioinformatics Summer Program (CGB) at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, is designed for undergraduates interested in learning more about human genomics, bioinformatics, genetic counseling, and precision medicine. CGB will expose individuals to fundamental principles of human genetics and cutting-edge applications of human genomics, and will enlighten participants about exciting career opportunities in clinical genetics and genomics. The program will include didactic classroom and hands-on laboratory components as well as field work experiences.
Application Deadline for Scholarship Consideration: May 8, 2020
Final Application Deadline: June 1, 2020
Applicants are encouraged to apply early to ensure there is still space available in the program.
Upon completion of the nine-day program, participants will be able to:
Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of genetics and genomics core concepts and principles.
Understand the increasing role of genetic providers with regards to interpreting genetic testing and providing risk assessment, education, and support for patients and families diagnosed with inherited conditions.
Discuss the impact of genomics and pharmacogenomics on health care.
Describe the various technologies used for genetic sequencing, variant interpretation, and genomic data visualization.
Discuss how genomic data analytics can be used to provide actionable clinical recommendations for patients.
Who Should Apply
The program is appropriate for motivated undergraduate students interested in careers in, but not limited to, human genomics, genetic counseling, personalized medicine, and bioinformatics. Eligible applicants include:
Undergraduate college students (enrolled in community college or four-year institutions)
Students who have completed their undergraduate degree, but have not been admitted to a graduate program
Underrepresented students strongly encouraged to apply
Tuition and Scholarships
Tuition is $895 and includes all classes, lunches, activities, and snacks.
Scholarships are available!
Optional on-campus housing is available at an additional cost.