Community Outreach

High School Outreach and Community College Summer Outreach Program:
Course Objective: The Undergraduate Student Initiative for Biomedical Research (USIBR) program was started by Prof. Digman in 2011 and is assisted by talented senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students at  Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics and the Digman lab. This program is intended to expose students interested in science to cutting-edge imaging technology and quantitative biology. Participants will have lectures given by Prof. Digman, Prof. Gratton and postdoctoral fellows in the area of optical imaging. Student  have the opportunity to do a “mini” research project testing hypothesis driven biological questions. These practicals are not cookie cutter hands on sessions but are intended to inspire critical thinking and test new hypothesis currently being investigated in our scientific research lab.
Dates: July 29- August 2, 2019



Program Details: 1 week hands on research experience. Daily attendance is required.

Number of Students: 15-20 undergraduate and ~4 high school students will be selected.

Program Description: A week long program held at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Participants will attend lectures and have hands on practical experience. Students will work in small groups on a research project to complete during the program. On the final day each group will present their research project summarizing their results and findings.

  • Mini-research projects:
  • Research topics included a hypothesis with clear objectives on how to answer each question
  • Hands on experience with imaging, cell cultures, and computational data analysis
  • Experience in organizing data, logical thinking and presenting in front of your peers

Registration fee: FREE
Lunch:                  NA
Parking:                Included
Instruments Used: All instruments selected for the research projects are housed or owned by the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics (

To Download the 2017 Announcement (CLICK HERE) or scroll below

See previous USIBR Programs: 2011, 2012, 2013, 20142015, 2016, 2017, 2018

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