Virtual Cancer Genomics Short Course

What are you doing this summer? You may want to check out our Virtual Cancer Genomics Short Course!

This summer, The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) will be offering a virtual course for undergraduates on the topic of cancer genomics. 

Enroll in this FREE two-week online course to learn about the foundational concepts in the field of cancer genomics and its impact on cancer diagnosis and treatment. During the course, you will participate in both live and asynchronous instruction in cancer genomics and hear directly from experts, including biomedical researchers and clinicians, who work in the field. You will learn about the biology of cancer cells, the unique features of cancer genomes, and the bioinformatic approaches that are used to study cancer genomes. You will explore the intersection of cancer genomic research and clinical care, discovering how genetic alterations in cancer genomes are classified and used to diagnose and treat cancer patients. Working in small groups, you will use knowledge of cancer genomics and bioinformatics tools that you have learned to evaluate a fictional cancer patient case report and suggest and defend a treatment plan.

The course will take place from July 10-21, 2023 and will include approximately 8-10 hours of live instruction and a total of 20-25 hours of total instruction over the course of the two weeks. Participants must be able to commit to all live/synchronous sessions to be enrolled. 

Click here to learn more or to register for the course!

Questions? Feel free to email the course instructors: 

Erica Gerace (

Emaly Piecuch (

By Vanessa Jimenez
Vanessa Jimenez STEM Coordinator of Student Engagement and Industrial Outreach