Students discuss engineering advances to reduce circulatory problems as they conduct a sheep heart dissection guided by Dr. Laura Ekstrom.
Guest speaker Marnie Gelbart, Ph.D. from the Personal Genetics Education Project at Harvard Medical School talks with the students about genome editing and CRISPR, inviting students to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of advanced genetic testing.
Students visit the Soft Robotics Workshop developed in the Harvard Biodesign Lab and construct a soft robotic claw used for grasping objects. After, they tour Karp Lab and Harvard Medical School.
Aided by Dr. Laura Ekstrom, Assistant Professor of Biology at Wheaton College, students use cryogenic microscopy to freeze toad muscle tissue before examining the intricate cellular structure of the specimen using microscopes.