Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a part of a research team? How is research done, and how do you learn the skills needed to join the biomedical workforce? JAX is opening our doors – virtually – for a research-filled evening exploring a cancer genetics project!
Our real-time, interactive cancer genomics research experience gives learners an opportunity to engage in a mock research project and explore a variety of health and science careers. Attendees will “join” one of three research groups at JAX:
The clinical research team will learn how to recruit patients for a clinical study and will navigate through a real cancer database to find specific patients that fit the criteria needed for our study.
The bioinformatics research team will learn how genetic variants influence cancer types and will navigate through real databases to find information on patient tumor variants and gene expression patterns.
The mouse team will learn how mice are used in treatment trials and will interpret data on tumor size and outcomes from drug trials.
Together we’ll learn how different research groups and skills are needed to come together and study a common goal to make progress in health and medicine. Registrants will also explore careers of those working in these distinct research groups.
This event was designed for high school and undergraduate students but may be suitable to anyone with a strong interest in biomedicine. Teachers are encouraged sign up their classes but must instruct students to each register individually.
Registration is required. To participate, attendees must be on a computer and have internet access.