Boz Life Science Research and Teaching Institute

First student cohort at their poster presentation session!

Providing Applied Science Education and Workforce Development Through Practical Research Projects

What happens to our cells as we age?  Why are female and male brains different ? What is in your drinking water?  Is your local ecosystem healthy?  Could yeast be more intelligent than humans?


Be part of our research team! The Boz Institute, in collaboration with UCSD Extension Education and Community Outreach Department, offers a unique science research learning experience: each projects’ curriculum consists of fundamental molecular biology topics, modern laboratory techniques, and relevant bioinformatics and statistical applications. Learn to synthesize life science fundamentals, review literature, formulate hypotheses and design experiments; collect and process samples, execute experiments, analyze data, and showcase your work through formal peer-reviewed manuscript submissions and poster presentations attended by local scientists and industry leaders. Our joint program with UCSD Extension fosters opportunities for collaboration, internships, and career advancement.


Water Quality


Irish Strawberry