A Great Research Opportunity for High Schoolers

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.

Join us daily from 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26, at our campus in Webster Groves, Missouri, for an authentic research experience.


teacher and student experimenting in lab

Study virology and microbiology — mentored by college professors!


Two students using pipettes in lab

Participate in an Authentic Research Experience

Two students using pipettes 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.

Summer Research Camp

Tuition: $350
Rising 9th grade to graduating 12th grade

Contact Information

Victoria Brown-Kennerly, PhD