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BioBridge for Rising 9th Graders
Gear-Up Jefferson County


BioBridge is a week-long course offered twice during the summer that provides hands-on experiences covering the principles of cellular and molecular biology and genetics using biotechnology and hands-on laboratory techniques. Students will get a head-start on 9th-grade biology content in the context of cancer research. Students will learn about the fundamentals of cancer from UAB Pathologists, undergraduate students, and world-renowned researchers.

  • Get a head-start on 9th-grade biology
  • Covering cellular and molecular biology
  • Hands-on laboratory techniques
  • Get a chance to interact with world-renowned UAB Scientist


CORD offers summer research experiences for rising high school freshmen. The Summer Science Institute- BioBridge (SSI-BioBridge) focuses on building the next generation of scientists. SSI-BioBridge is sponsored by

  • UAB Center for Community OutReach Development (CORD)
  • The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB
  • The National Cancer Institute (NCI)

For More Information
Please contact Michelle Johnson via e-mail at msjohnson@uab.edu or via phone at 975-5120.