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GPILS Summer Bridge Program

The GPILS Summer Bridge is a 4-week intensive interactive experience covering essential principles of cellular biochemistry and physiology.  The course introduces many of the fundamental skills that every successful biomedical researcher must master. The course is designed to assist students from widely varied academic backgrounds with the transition to graduate-level study in the biomedical sciences.

The course includes the following topics:
1. The Physics and Chemistry of Cell Biology
2. Physical Interactions of Biological Molecules
3. How Proteins Perform Work (Enzymatic Reactions)
4. The Storage and Transmission of Biological Information
5. How Cells Communicate
6. Specific Examples of Biomedical Methods

Each week includes a variety of sessions, including traditional lectures, interactive discussions, group study, individual and group presentations, problem analysis, and the development of the ability to critically evaluate biomedical literature. Through these approaches, students become comfortable with essential biochemical/physiological principles and mechanisms and the fundamental methods and language of modern biomedical research. This enables students to get the most from the GPILS Core Course in the fall, setting them firmly on the path to success in their graduate research.

*Summer Bridge 2023 Schedule

  • First day of class is Wednesday, July 5, 2023
  • Last day of class is Friday, July 28, 2023

*Please note that the schedule is tentative and subject to change. This information is merely for planning purposes.

How to Participate

New GPILS students interested in participating in the Summer Bridge should contact their respective Program Coordinator for arrangements.

For Additional Information

Elice Garcia-Baca, MBA
Manager, Academic Program Support

Donald R. Matteson PhD
Associate Professor, Physiology