Our Biotechnology program is internationally renowned and offers exciting, hands-on, and research-based study in this rapidly expanding scientific area. Through participation in national research collaborations, students are trained in the scientific disciplines most in demand by the biotechnology industry and government laboratories, including recombinant DNA technology, mammalian cell culture, and chromatography with special emphasis on High Performance Liquid Chromatography.
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Center for Therapeutics and Genomics Training
Supported by a $500,000 grant from the Baker-Polito Administration and Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), MassBay is transforming the biotechnology laboratories on its Wellesley Hills campus into a state-of-the-art training facility.
The facility and equipment upgrades will enable the College to offer an array of new credit and non-credit courses in areas such as Molecular and Developmental Biology, Gene Therapy, Edible Vaccines, Genomics, Next Generation Sequencing Technologies, and Biomanufacturing. The Center will also offer new educational opportunities for high school students, as well as create additional opportunities for corporate partnerships focused on employee-training programs.
MassBay’s biotechnology department already has a well-earned reputation for preparing students to meet the growing demand for highly-skilled technician and research associate positions. The Center for Therapeutics and Genomics Training will introduce students to modern techniques, incorporating rigorous investigative practices into the College’s biotechnology curriculum.
“It is a fascinating time for the biotechnology community, and I am very excited and motivated to lead the development of the new Center and the various programs of our biotechnology department at MassBay,” said Dr. Nirmal K. Singh, MassBay Biotechnology Department Chair, “currently, genomics and therapeutics are two of the most critical and fascinating fields of study in biotechnology. The new training Center will be pioneering at the community college level and will be well-positioned to be a national model for other two-year programs.”
This grant will fund state-of-the-art equipment such as a high-content imaging system for cell analyzing, as well as a high-grade and industry-aligned gene analyzer.
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