The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers s/he’s the one who asks the right questions.
– Claude Levi-Strauss
Advance research, improve ecological and human health and cultivate future scientists and community leaders
A world in which science is readily accessible and science advancements and societal wisdom are directly positively correlated
In our research immersion program diverse scholars work as peers with Institute researchers on neurobiology, cell-signaling, genomics, evolutionary and developmental biology, ecology, and environmental/human health projects.
By contributing to all research phases, our scholars synthesize scientific fundamentals, discuss peer-reviewed literature, formulate hypotheses and design experiments; they collect and process samples, apply modern laboratory methods, manage and analyze data, and showcase their work through science seminar symposiums attended by accomplished scientists and industry leaders.
The Institute fosters opportunities for collaborations, internships, and relevant career opportunities in academia, government, and the life science industry. Currently hosting pre-college and college students, we strive to make this experience accessible to anyone curious and eager to contribute and/or pursue a life science research career, including under-resourced students, military veterans, science teachers, professionals, and seniors.
Per our students..
“The Boz Institute showed me how to break down information, especially in reading manuscripts, and setting aside time to work on developing understanding of topics.”
“I realized that science is always evolving and there will forever be new ways to think about complex ideas. I was also able to think about science concepts more holistically (i.e. as they apply to the human experience and the environment), rather than isolated processes like RNA extraction.”
The Boz experience has enabled me “to think more critically when problem solving.”
“I got lots of hands on lab experience at Boz which I did not really get in high school (and it) helped me solidify the fact that I want to study STEM in college.”
Boz Research and Teaching Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that enables diverse, curious scholars to experience research, pursue careers in life sciences, and improve communities locally and globally. We are located at the San Diego Science Center in Pacific Beach
Our research immersion program exists through the foundational support of UCSD Division of Extended Studies.