A laboratory experience in Molecular Biology and Genetics at McWane Science Centerdesigned for high school biology students.
  • A challenging day-long experiment allowing students to explore aspects of molecular biology.
  • An opportunity for high school students to work in small groups with UAB graduate students and staff.
  • An opportunity to explore the wide-ranging exhibits and activities at McWane Center.
  • Most of all, GENEius provides students with a brief glimpse into how molecular biology is changing the future of science, medicine, and everyday life.
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Who qualifies to bring their classes to GENEius?
  • BioTeach Graduates: Teachers who completed the summer training program in molecular genetics (Admission to BioTeach is limited and by application.)
Who teaches GENEius?
  • High school teachers trained in molecular biology during the BioTeach Summer Course for high school science teachers.
  • High school teachers trained through the GENEius Teacher Workshops.
  • Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from the departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, Physiology, Neurobiology, and Cell Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
  • Vanessa Williams, Ph.D, Director of the GENEius Program, Center for Community OutReach Development at UAB.
GENEius Support
GENEius Program is a collaborative effort between UAB's Center for Community Outreach Development (CORD), Birmingham City Schools (BCS), and McWane Science Center.

Grant support comes from a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health and a grant from UAB Center for AIDS Research.


GENEius! Brochure

For More Information
Please contact Kevin Jarrett at (205) 714-8479 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.