Bruins In Genomics 8 week Summer Research Program

Learn next-generation sequencing analysis techniques

B.I.G. Summer begins with two weeks of hands-on tutorial workshops that cover fundamental next generation sequencing analysis techniques, some specific applications such as gene variant calling, RNAseq expression analysis, epigenome analysis, and ChIPseq transcription factor location analysis.

Gain research experience and build relationships with UCLA faculty 

For the remainder of the program, students work in pairs under the supervision of UCLA faculty mentors and QCB postdoctoral fellows.

At the end of the program, each student will present a poster describing his/her summer research.

Learn more about graduate programs

Attend UCLA SPUR professional development seminars on such topics as How to Write a Research Paper in the Sciences, Considering the MD/PhD, and How to Write an Abstract & Make a Poster.


GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Minimum Requirement: Some facility with at least one programming language.

Preferred Requirements: Facility with at least one programming language, and at least one computer science course.

All interested UCLA and non-UCLA undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Juniors will be given priority.

Students who have research mentors, and Masters students who are interested in PhD programs may also apply.

Students with PhD programs already in progress are ineligible.

UCLA QCB is committed to attracting exceptional students who will contribute to the University’s        diversity. We especially encourage applicants from groups that are underrepresented in STEM.

Application Deadlines


Application Process

  1. Complete the online application here:
  2. Email .pdf’s of your transcript and resume/CV to:
  3. Ask a science faculty member to email a letter of recommendation on your behalf to:


A limited number of stipends are available and are prioritized based on financial need and aptitude. If interested in being considered, please complete the appropriate question on the online application.

Program Dates

8 WEEK PROGRAM: Monday, June 26 to Friday, August 18.                                                                *Students with an early Fall start date can end the program earlier.

For more information, please contact: