Rosetta Institute Science Camps for High School Students

The Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research in San Jose, California, offers advanced classes for high achieving middle or high school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related fields such as biomedical research, drug development, pharmacy or nursing.

They also offer a variety of workshops related to molecular medicine taught by PhD-level instructors with years of research and teaching experience. Workshops are offered year-round, and there are residential, commuter and online options available.

Student attendees can make friends from around the world, strengthen their academic skills, build their college portfolio, and experience dorm life in a safe environment. There is no application deadline, but students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible because suitable candidates are accepted on a rolling basis.

Fall/Winter/Spring Workshops (Online and After School)

During fall/winter/spring/summer the Rosetta Institute offers the following:

  • Covid-19: Biology/Immunity/Medicine
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Medical Bioinformatics
  • Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Medicine

All Fall/Winter/Spring workshops require an application but no letter of recommendation.

Residential Summer Camps

Residential summer camps held at the University of California-Berkeley and University of California-San Diego include Molecular Neuroscience, Molecular Immunology, Molecular Biology of Aging, and Molecular Biology of Cancer. Please note that the Rosetta Institute’s workshops are not sponsored by the University of California.

Through engaging lectures and hands-on laboratory classes, students learn normal molecular and cellular biology, and then learn how these normal processes are disrupted or distorted during the development of disease. In addition, there is a heavy emphasis on modern drug development and the emergence of the era of personalized medicine. To conclude most workshops, students use what they have learned to create an original research project on a gene or molecular process of their choice.

Students are housed in on-campus undergraduate dorms in doubles or triples, and eat in campus dining facilities. Teaching assistants/residential advisors live with the students and are available to mentor and assist the students. In addition, the camp directors are on-site 24 hours/day. Ages 14 to 18. Roughly 9am-5pm M-F with weekend activities. Application and letter of recommendation required.

Summer Workshops (Online and Commuter)

There are a series of limited-enrollment, laboratory-intensive summer commuter-only workshops held at the Rosetta Institute facility in Alameda, CA. These workshops include Cancer Research, Immunology Research, and two sessions of Biomedical Research. Application and letter of recommendation required.

Summer online-only workshops include Medical Bioinformatics, Medicinal Chemistry, and Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Medicine. All online workshops require an application but no letter of recommendation.

For more information about the biomedical workshops and camps hosted by the Rosetta Institute, go to and click on the Curriculum, Camp Directors, Testimonials, Apply/Finances, and FAQ tabs.

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