DFB Class of 2018

Developing Future Biologists (DFB) is an graduate student-led educational outreach organization at the University of Michigan. Our mission is to to ensure that the next generation of biologists, regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic status can learn the core concepts of developmental biology and are made aware of the opportunities that exist to pursue a career in the sciences. DFB organizes a week-long summer short course aimed at teaching undergraduate students fundamental concepts in Developmental Biology in a small class setting with close instructor-student mentorships. Throughout the week students attend interactive lectures, hands-on lab sections, and professional development workshops.

What makes DFB so great?


Networking Opportunties

Grow your academic and professional network through one-on-one advising, career development workshops, and special lectures. Form long-term mentorships with DFB Instructors, who can help you advance to the next step in your career.

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Interactive Lectures

Receive a comprehensive education of basic concepts in the field of developmental biology. Experience active learning environments taught by leaders in the field of Developmental Biology at a 3:1 student to instructor ratio.

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Hands-On Labs

Expand your practical research skills in a fully-functional Developmental Biology Laboratory. Gain an in-depth understanding of the cutting-edge techniques used in modern research labs and work with a variety of different model organisms.

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