Mammalian Cell Culture Techniques

This introductory hands-on lab course is designed for those with little or no direct experience working in a tissue culture laboratory.

About this Event

Mammalian cell culture is fundamental in regenerative medicine, drug discovery, and biomanufacturing. In this intensive hands-on course, students will learn aseptic techniques necessary to maintain stem and cancer cells in culture. Students will use experimental design, cell culture, and molecular biology techniques to design and execute an in vitro project. High school and college students have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to receive a digital credential through UCI.

This 3-week course provides industry-standard knowledge and skills in mammalian cell culture, immunocytochemistry (ICC), transfection, fluorescent microscopy, PCR, gel electrophoresis, as well as experimental design and execution.

Attendees will benefit from having hands-on laboratory experience in a state-of-the-art industry laboratory at University Lab Partners, as well as from interacting closely with fellow students over a 3-week period.

Class size is limited to 6 students to ensure low student-instructor ratios, social distancing, and a rich educational experience. This is an in-person course.

Financial-need scholarship opportunities are available by application. Please complete the form here.


  • Background knowledge of biology and high-level familiarity with structure and functions of cells is expected.
  • Deep interest in pursuing academic research opportunities and/or career in biotechnology.
  • If you are in high school, you must have successfully completed Biology, Biomedical Science, and/or other Biotech-related courses.

Course Schedule:

July 12, 2021 — July 30, 2021 (3-weeks)

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Tuition: $2,990 includes all laboratory materials and light snacks are provided each day.

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Upon the completion and meeting all the educational objectives of this course, you may become eligible to claim an alternative digital credential through UCI Department of Continuing Education, if you demonstrate competencies that meet the earning criteria.

Internship opportunities may also be available with ULP resident companies upon successful completion and instructor recommendation.


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Event Details

Monday, July 12, 2021

9:00AM - 1:00PM

July 12 - July 30

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