Depending on their preparation, incoming MCSB students will be given 1-2 week "bootcamps" in biology, mathematics and/or computation, during the period just prior to the start of the fall quarter. These intensive training experiences, which involve lectures, demonstrations, and one-on-one instruction, are designed to help students achieve a basic understanding in areas in which they may have received little formal education.

The Bootcamp concludes with a Student Research Article Symposium open to all faculty, researchers and students. In preparation, MCB students are assigned personal student tutors.

 MCSB Bootcamp Schedule 2017


The 2017 MCSB Bootcamp Student Symposium will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Herklotz Conference Center of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.



Jihye Choi

Yuan Tao
Cervantes-Barragan, L., et al. (2017). "Lactobacillus reuteri induces gut intraepithelial CD4(+)CD8αα(+) T cells." Science 357(6353): 806-810

Matthew Karikomi

Kerrigan Blake

Katiana Khouri

Dustin Maurer
Gu et al. (2017), “Stabilization of the c-Myc Protein by CAMKII Promotes T Cell Lymphoma” Cancer Cell 32, 115–128

Na Yeon (Jenny) Kim

Chris Rackauckas

Pavan Nayak

Qingda Hu
Michelle Ngo
Vy Duong
Barro-Soria, R., et al. (2017). "KCNE1 and KCNE3 modulate KCNQ1 channels by affecting different gating transitions." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114(35): E7367-E7376

Hamsi Radhakrishnan

Sean Horan
Glück, S., et al. (2017). "Innate immune sensing of cytosolic chromatin fragments through cGAS promotes senescence." Nat Cell Biol 19(9): 1061-1070

Neelakshi Soni

Huiyu He
Snouffer, A., et al. (2017). "Cell Cycle-Related Kinase (CCRK) regulates ciliogenesis and Hedgehog signaling in mice." PLoS Genet 13(8): e1006912

Weihao Tang

Sorena Rahmanian Riera, C. E., et al.(2017). "The Sense of Smell Impacts Metabolic Health and Obesity." Cell Metab 26(1): 198-211.e195

Lucas Ustick

Matt Bovyn Hachem, A., et al. (2017). "PLCζ is the physiological trigger of the Ca(2+) oscillations that induce embryogenesis in mammals but conception can occur in its absence." Development 144(16): 2914-2924
Shiji Zhao Nick Pervolarakis Ewelina, W., et al. (2017). "Downregulation of PARP1 transcription by promoter-associated E2F4-RBL2-HDAC1-BRM complex contributes to repression of pluripotency stem cell factors in human monocytes." Sci Rep 7(1): 9483