A Great Research Opportunity for High School Students!

Join us for a week of scientific research in the lab. Bacteriophages are tiny phage viruses that attack bacteria, and are useful in human medicine. A huge, invisible world of phage viruses are yet to be discovered. We explore our campus in search of these novel phages. We purify, visualize and characterize new phages as part of an ongoing research project.

teacher and student experimenting in lab

Study virology and microbiology — mentored by college professors!

Join us daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21, at our Webster Groves, Missouri campus, for an authentic research experience!

$350 tuition reserves a spot (lunch and t-shirt are included).

Professor and student in lab

Participate in an Authentic Research Experience

Professor and student in lab

  • Study phages used in medicine
  • Enjoy fieldwork and lab work alongside professors
  • Discover new viral species
  • Visualize molecular structures with transmission electron microscopy
For questions or more information, contact
Victoria Brown-Kennerly, PhD
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences; Chair, College of Science and Health
vbrownkennerly64@webster.edu or 314-246-8645


Summer Camp Tuition

$350 (plus service fee)
Includes lunch and T-Shirt

Registration Packet

Complete the Phage Camp registration packet and return by mail, or email to vbrownkennerly64@webster.edu

Thanks for a great week! See you next year.

Mailing Address

Victoria Brown-Kennerly, PhD

Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
Browning Hall, ISB 305
St. Louis, MO 63119

If your registered student cannot attend, the deadline for refund request is Friday, June 30.