South Student Selected into Prestigious Molecular Medicine in Action Symposium
- Increase students’ excitement for science
- Provide hands-on learning in a state-of-the art medicine and allied health environment
- Increase the number of students that ultimately select science as a career choice
What will I learn if I am selected?
- How DNA is isolated and analyzed
- How cytogenetics is used to diagnose diseases
- What types if research models are used to investigate the underlying causes of diabetes
- How bioethics relates to the scientific process
- How cancer cells respond to drug therapy
- Role of angiogenesis in disease
What will I do during MMIA
- Work side-by-side with IU School of Medicine researchers and physicians in laboratory work stations
- Learn cutting edge knowledge about angiogenesis and stem cells
- Learn where we are in the fight against cancer and diabetes
- Learn how modern molecular biology techniques are used for gene discovery, mutation analysis and cellular function
- Meet and interact with top scientists and other high school student from across the State of Indiana
The Molecular Medicine In Action (MMIA) is a free program that was developed by representatives of the Riley Children’s Foundation, the Wells Center for Pediatric Research, the IU School of Medicine, the Indiana Association of Biology Teachers and the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers with the hopes of providing high school students an inside view of research and science.
We are seeking a diverse group of talented students who have demonstrated interest and potential in science to spend two days learning about the latest techniques in molecular biology, cytogenetics, and cancer therapy, including analysis of gene expression, imaging technology, and modulation of cancer cell growth. We want to encourage students to consider careers in science, and give them a sense of the excitement that comes with doing cutting-edge medical research that will revolutionize healthcare in the 21st Century.
The two day program will begin Sunday afternoon, March 13, 2017, with activities, dinner and brief introductory lectures at the Omni Severin Hotel downtown Indianapolis, IN. Monday activities will be conducted at the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research, located at the Indiana University Cancer Research Institute, with scientist and physicians from the medical school. Much of the students’ time will be spent doing hands-on work in laboratories at this state-of-the art facility. The program will conclude around 4:30pm on Monday, March 14, 2016
““This conference introduces the students to incredible new knowledge that is rapidly becoming accessible from the recent advances in biomedicine and the quickening pace of scientific discovery” elates Mark Kelley, PhD., Associate Director, Wells Center for Pediatric Research.”