What happens to our aging cells? | How are female and male brains different ? | Is yeast more intelligent than humans?

These are questions students explore in our research immersion program.

Our research immersion program

gives students research experience from developing a hypothesis, conducting field work, designing and running experiments, collecting and analyzing data and communicating their results. Project curriculum consists of fundamental molecular biology topics, modern lab methodology, bioinformatics and statistical analysis. The program is currently offered year round to pre-college students through a partnership with UCSD Extension.

Be a member of our research team

 and discover why is it so fun and rewarding to be a scientist.

Our Impact


Students served


Scholarships provided


Presentations given

Learn to:

  • Synthesize life science fundamentals
  • Formulate hypotheses and design experiments
  • Culture and maintain organisms in the lab
  • Collect and process samples
  • Execute experiments
  • Collect, manage, and analyze data
  • Review primary literature
  • Communicate your research through poster presentations and seminars attended by scientists and industry leaders.

Our joint immersion program with UCSD Extension fosters opportunities for collaboration, internships, and career advancement.


Boz has diverse and collaborative research projects. We study local ecology, animal development, neurobiology, metabolism, aging, etc. and  partner with academic institutions, government, and life science companies.



How genetically diverse is the Irish Strawberry Plant?

Cellular Physiology

What happens to aging cells?


How are female and male brains different?


How do enzymes react to stress?

Public Health Trends

What are the effects of ADHD diagnosis and treatment

on individual, family, and community health?


How is animal development affected by human pollution?

Environmental Science

What can long-term environmental testing

teach us about ecosystem and human health?

Science Education

Is there a better way to help our science students succeed?