ICaRE Summer Science Program


The Summer Science Program offered by the ICaRE (Institute of Cancer Research and Education) at SUNY Old Westbury, this program provides high school students with an opportunity to learn biotechnology, molecular biology of cancer, cell biology, cancer immunology, biochemistry, cell signaling, and neuroscience under the mentorship of faculty. Students will gain basic science knowledge and get a hands-on research experience in various laboratory experimentation processes.

Our program gives students the opportunity to :
  1. Apply your knowledge to a real world problem and gain research skills.
  2. Enhance your laboratory skills.
  3. Have fun doing science! Immersion in a scientific environment of discovery.

Who is this program designed for?

  • Students in grades 9-12 in 2019, who would like experience working in a research lab

How to apply

Submit the following application materials to icare [at] oldwestbury.edu

Campus Map

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Research Lab Descriptions:

  • Mascareno Lab: Dr. Mascareno’s lab focuses on genetic and cellular alterations in prostate and lung cancer.
  • Bednarczyk Lab: Dr. Bednarczyk’s research examines the role of cellular and genetic factors that modulates prostate cancer metastasis.
  • Cabail Lab: Dr. Cabail’s lab focuses on the field of immunometabolism and obesity. Her lab is investigating the interplay among molecular pathways in the regulation of the obesity-induced chronic inflammatory state.
  • Nissen Lab: Dr. Nissen's research focuses on how gender affects the functionality of the brain's immune cells in their response to cancer.
  • Poon Lab: Dr. Poon’s research focuses on factors that affect the function and development of neurons using a cell culture model.
  • Kim Lab: Dr. Youngjoo Kim’s lab is interested in studying enzymes that are important therapeutic targets. We focus on understanding how enzymes work at a molecular level using a variety of biochemical techniques .

Program Timeline:

  • Applications period begins January 15.
  • April 1: Selected applicants will be notified of their acceptance
  • April 15: Complete payment remitted
  • Session 1 July 6-10 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM 
  • Session 2 July 13-17 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM 
  • Session 3 July 20-24 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM 
  • Session 4 July 27-31 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM 
  • Session 5 Aug 3-7 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM 
  • Session 6 Aug 10-14 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Program Details:
  • Each one-week module will give research experiences in the assigned research topic
  • The tuition of a one-week module is $700.
  • Tuition is due within two weeks after receipt of notification of acceptance and invoice.
  • Tuition is Non-refundable.

See the program flyer (pdf).