Since the sequencing of the human genome in the early 2000s, there has been an irreversible change in the way biology and biomedical research are being done.

Bruins-In-Genomics (B.I.G.) Summer is an intensive, practical experience in genomics and bioinformatics for students who are interested in integrating quantitative and biological knowledge, and pursuing graduate degrees in the biological, biomedical or health sciences.

The program includes next generation sequencing analysis workshops, weekly science talks by researchers, a weekly student journal club, professional development seminars, social activities, concluding poster sessions, and an optional GRE test prep course.

This program is supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health R25 MH109172 “Undergraduate Research Experience in Neuropsychiatric Genomics.”, the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering  R25EB022364 “NGS Data Analysis Skills for the Biosciences Pipeline”, and from the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) “UCLA-HBCU Program in Genomics and System Biology”.

B.I.G. Summer 2017


B.I.G. Summer 2016


B.I.G. Summer 2015