Lab Modules

Summer Institute participants will learn experimental, fabrication, and measurement techniques from faculty, staff, and graduate students using a hands-on approach in the laboratory.

2015 lab module protocols

You will receive printed copies of these files at registration.


The Summer Institute is sponsored by NSF IGERT, NIH M-CNTC, NSF EBICS, CNST, and NSF nanoBIO node.

Group of students in bunny suits preparing to enter cleanroom labs during 2013 Summer Institute.

Cancer Nanotechnology and Cell Mechanics


The overall objective is to enhance the ability to address challenges in Cancer Nanotechnology and Mechanobiology. The 2014 Summer Institute offers expertise from interdisciplinary faculty in biology, engineering, materials science, and nanotechnology through a combination of lectures and hands-on lab experiences.

Specific objectives include:

  • Train next-generation researchers in nanotechnology, applied to both engineering and biology through lectures and hands-on experiences
  • Foster multi-lateral and multi-disciplinary collaboration and interaction