Course Overview

Students will learn about the basic principles of genetics by being introduced and familiarized with the fundamental DNA molecular structure and function--as well as DNA replication. Through DNA replication, students will consecutively learn about the molecular processes transcription and the genetic code. Concordantly, students will learn about DNA translation, which aids the assembly of proteins, and how proteins are categorized into one or more functional domains. Throughout DNA replication processes, mutations occur, and these mutations are passed on through cellular division (mitosis or meiosis).

Goals & Outcomes

- To develop a solid understanding of the concepts of modern genetics as they apply to humans.

- To create an appreciation of the power of a genetic centric view of human biology & Diseases.

- To use critical thinking with regards to news reports of advances in genetics and their social implications

- To engage in class discussions and present ideas to the rest of the class on a regular basis

- To engage in and analyze case summaries of the topics discussed in class supplemented with a paper.

- Present a formal presentation and essays based on their own research.

The Details

  • June 22 - July 3 (Available all sessions)

  • 10 AM - 12 PM EDT; M-F

  • Grades 9-12

  • 20 hours of Live Instruction

  • Max. 12 students per class

  • Instructor Office Hours Available

  • Certificate

  • Program Fee: $1,295


Medical Science

Natalya Ryzhenko

Nataliya Ryzhenko is a hugely enthusiastic and experienced molecular and micro biologist and chemist. She is looking forward to engaging students in fun and hands-on labs. Dr. Ryzhenko teaches at Lesley University.