Summer Camps in Northern California: June-Aug. 2021

Genetics and Pharmacogenetics - Katie Augspurger, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Led by Katie Augspurger M.A. Ph.D. Candidate
  • Grades 7-9

Good to Know

  • $1680 instead of $1780

    Early Bird Rate $1680 per week
    instead of $549 per week (until March 31)

  • 9:00am - 4:00pm

    All camps hours
    9:00am - 4:00pm

  • 10 min driving

    All locations are 10
    minutes driving distance from each

Genetics camp 4

Genetics and Pharma- cogenetics

Each of us is unique. Not only are we different in personalities and appearance, but also in how our bodies respond to medication. A medication that cures one person, may have no effect on another. In the new field of pharmacogenetics, scientists are discovering the genes that determine our body’s response to drugs and developing better ways to cure us of diseases such as cancer and depression.

Using many hands-on activities and games, we will learn about genetics. We will use the tools and techniques used by geneticists in laboratories around the world, such as micropipettes, centrifuges, PCR machines, and electrophoresis to conduct basic versions of pharmacogenetics methods such as CRISPR, Prime Editing and Gene Transformation. At the end of the week, parents are invited to see the poster each child prepared about their favorite genetics topic!

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Genetics and Pharmacogenetics
Katie Augspurger M.A.

Katie Augspurger M.A.Ph.D. Candidate

Led byKatie Augspurger M.A. Ph.D. Candidate

A native of Minnesota, Katie is an awesome combination of “Minnesota nice” and strong Midwestern work ethics.
Katie knows all about the inner working of a cell (or so it seems). She is currently conducting her doctorate thesis about how aging affects the nucleus of the cell. It is actually more complex than this and those who attend her genetics summer camp will learn all about it.
Katie previously taught at Celsius and Beyond’s summer science camp. She was a teacher’s assistant at the University of Minnesota and taught equestrian skills for many years in a summer camp.
Katie is currently a Biophysics Ph.D. candidate at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF). She holds a B.S. in Biophysics, French and Computer Science from the University of Minnesota.