This hands-on research training course brings together leading scientists and students to explore fundamental questions in regeneration biology and its practical application. Held near Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, ME, the course emphasizes research using diverse experimental approaches and model systems.
Extensive laboratory exercises and bioinformatics analysis of student generated transcriptome datasets form the core of the course. Within this dynamic environment, each student will: 1) characterize and compare regenerative potential across a wide array of species; 2) combine microsurgical methods with state of the art histology and molecular analysis; and 3) join a growing network of colleagues studying regeneration. Course enrollment will also include registration for a unique 2-day symposium, Learning from Nature: Comparative Biology of Tissue Regeneration and Aging. The symposium will bring together diverse experts in the fields of regeneration and aging biology and medicine with the overarching goal of developing new research directions and strategies for improving human health.
Applications are being accepted until May 1