Lab in a Box
Lab in a Box” offers college students a unique hands-on research experience led by a career professional as an integral part of a gateway or upper level course.
We are the Biology Program at Pine Manor College, a co-educational college in Chestnut Hill, MA. Our mission is to graduate students with a strong foundation in the biological sciences, ready to take their next step. Research literacy is key to accomplishing that goal. A course- associated experiment led by a research professional using his or her system is a powerful, engaging experience. And our “Lab in a Box” program is a proven success. Students who have experienced “Lab in a Box” credit both the visiting scientists and the hands-on experience with motivating them to a career in research.
Examples of previous labs:
- Isolation of novel circadian rhythm mutants in Drosophila
- Genetic cross and mutant selection in C. elegans
- Histochemical staining and fluorescent microscopy of human fibroblasts and keratinocytes