Introduction to
Biotechnology Research

Intro to Biotech

About this Course

Students will learn and apply laboratory techniques commonly used in biological research. Students will perform aseptic and molecular biology techniques to culture, image, and isolate DNA from mammalian cells.


Location: University Lab Partners

5270 California Ave., Suite 300, Irvine, CA 92617

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For High School and Undergraduate Students

This experience will offer the next step in training for students by providing meaningful skill development in the laboratory.


Learn cutting-edge life science research techniques

Research methodology training alongside industry mentorship and advisory.


Utilize state-of-the-art
research instrumentation

Our labs are equipped with over $3M of state-of-the art scientific instrumentation used in R&D.


Gain knowledge about emerging life science careers

Unique opportunity to work alongside leading industry professionals who will provide mentorship and career advisory.


Gain a competitive advantage when entering higher education or the workforce

Gain hands-on technical training so you have that relevant 1st experience on your resume.


Build real-world skills

Further develop professional and interpersonal skills so you can thrive in all aspects of life.


Low student-instructor ratio for meaningful experience

Class size is limited to 16 students to ensure low student-instructor ratios and a rich educational experience.

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Scholarship Opportunities Available

Our mission is to develop the next generation of life science talent through education and workforce development programming, focused on engaging high school and college student populations historically underrepresented in STEM careers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the tuition for the program?

The tuition is $220.00 includes all laboratory materials and lunch.

What are the prerequisites?
  • High school, college student, or professional.

  • Deep interest in pursuing academic research opportunities and/or career in biotechnology and life sciences.

Where is the class taught?

The class is taught at University Lab Partners.

5270 California Ave., Suite 300, Irvine, CA 92617 

Who is the program taught by?

The class is taught by Milad Riazifar, PhD.

Dr. Riazifar has worked on stem cells for over a decade and on exosomes since 2012.  He has extensive experience in manufacturing and characterizing pharmaceutical-grade exosomes, and has developed numerous in vitro potency assays, and is overseeing IND-enabling preclinical studies. He has published numerous high-impact articles on stem cells and stem cell-derived exosomes, and has consulted for regenerative medicine companies. Dr. Riazifar received his PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from UC Irvine.

Is there a dress code?

For safety reasons, all participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. If you do not arrive in proper attire, you will not be allowed to participate in laboratory activities. Please tie long hair back and do not wear dangling jewelry such as bracelets and earrings. All other personal protective equipment (PPE) such as lab coats, gloves, and safety glasses) will be provided.