On Saturday, July 27 from 12:40 to 4:00 p.m. Young Women in Bio RTP will be hosting a free event for middle & high school girls to learn about what goes in a real research lab at an academic institution, learn about regenerative medicine research, and how animal models can provide insight into human disease and health. This event will take place at Duke University with the help of various labs that are a part of the Regeneration Next Initiative primarily housed in the Nanaline Duke Building.
The Regeneration Next Initiative at Duke University focuses on bringing together researchers that work on regeneration research across Duke’s campus. From basic science to engineering and the clinic, the collaborations within the initiative look to move regeneration research forward through diverse approaches.
During this event, the girls will be introduced to the different model organisms used within the labs to explore the topic of regeneration. There will be brief walks in between buildings to visit labs that use C.elegans, Drosophila, Zebrafish, Mice, and human cells in their work as model organisms. The labs will show off their work using demonstrations and discuss how model organisms can be used to gain insight into disease and biological functions.
12:40 p.m. -1:00 p.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. -1:20 p.m. Introduction to the Regeneration Next Initiative
1:20 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Rotate through the labs
4:00 p.m. End
Nanaline Duke Building
307 Research Drive
Durham, NC 27710