Professional Hands-on Laboratory Experiences

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Principles of Flow Cytometry

This 1-day course introduces the fundamental principles, sample preparation, experimental controls, and data analysis of flow cytometry. Trainees will gain hands on flow cytometry experience with industry standard instruments, reagents, application, and software analysis. Trainees will perform a multicolor panel experiment using best practices in analytic cytometry, experiment design and analysis.

Saturday, July 29 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM


HPLC Methods and Fundamentals

Learn the basics of HPLC operation and acquire valuable laboratory skills that prepare you for basic research in the pharmaceutical and synthetic biology sectors. Trainees will complete hands-on, problem-based challenges where they will apply classroom knowledge in a HPLC laboratory setting. Trainees will learn how to solubilize pharmaceuticals, create quantitative concentration curves and prepare samples from complex biological mixtures.

Saturday, August 12 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM


Student using laboratory equipment to learn HPLC methods

For Undergraduate Students and Professionals

These experiences will offer the next step in training for participants by providing meaningful skill development.


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 to amplify your resume.


Earn a digital credential through UCI

Participants have the unique opportunity to earn a digital credential through UCI Department of Continuing Education.


Low student-instructor ratio for meaningful experience

Class size is limited to 6 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 historically underrepresented populations in STEM careers.

The tuition is $900.00 plus a $425.00 supplemental material fee for all professional experiences.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the tuition for the program?

The tuition is $900.00 plus a $425.00 supplemental material fee for all professional experiences.

What are the prerequisites?
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • 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?

HPLC Methods and Fundamentals is taught by Ben Katz.

Ben Katz has been working in the biotechnology sector for two decades with experience in both academic core facilities and early stage biotech companies. He is focused on developing analytical methods for custom applications and is available as a scientific advisor. He encourages all scientists to be trained to use HPLC and mass spectrometry themselves with an emphasis on teaching proper sample prep techniques.

Principles of Flow Cytometry is taught by Sohail Jahid, PhD.

Dr. Jahid has extensive years of wet lab experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, skin biology, and cancer biology. She obtained her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from UC Irvine. Prior to joining AVITA Medical as a Research Scientist she was Assistant Project Scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Anand Ganesan at UC Irvine.