Summer camp at Scripps payment

2018 Summer Computational Biology Research Camp Payment Options



– payable to “miRcore”

memo: camper full name and camp name

– send it to miRcore, 2929 Plymouth Rd. Ste 207, Ann Arbor, MI 48105


Paypal/Credit Card

Please include camper full name and camp name in the note.


Students without membership

regular Scripps camp

Students with membership

member Scripps camp

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Our goal for high school student camps

  1. Give high school students an opportunity to enjoy science. (Hear Marianne talking about it at TEDxYouth.)
  2. Provide high school students tools for Science Fair projects.
  3. Recruit high school miRcore volunteers.
    1. In-depth computational biology research throughout the school year.
    2. Opportunity to be leaders of GIDAS (Genes In Diseases And Symptoms) club.
      1. Prepare high school students for the Genes and Health Contest.
      2. Prepare high school students to present at the Research Conference and publish an abstract.
    3. Learn various aspects of computers, science, and medicine in real world.
    4. May write a research paper in the Jounal of Emerging Investigators.
      1. Activated NF-κB Pathway in an Irf6-Deficient Mouse Model for Van der Woude Syndrome. Sanika S. Kulkarni(1), Jungwoo Chang(2), and Inhan Lee(3):(1) Pioneer High School, (2) Huron High School, (3) miRcore, Ann Arbor, MI.
      2. Transcriptional Regulators are Upregulated in the Substantia Nigra of Parkinson’s Disease Patients. Marianne Cowherd(1) and Inhan Lee(2): (1)Community High School, (2)miRcore, Ann Arbor, MI.
  4. Identify talents for mentored advanced research project from miRcore volunteers.
    1. Publication
      1. H. Kabat, L. Tunkle, and I. Lee.   ceRNA Search Method Identified a MET-activated Subgroup Among EGFR DNA Amplified Lung Adenocarcinoma Patients. Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing  22, 438-448 (2017). 
    2. DREAM challenge participation
      1. Minjun Kim under the mentorship of Prof. Yuanfang Guan (Univ. of Michigan). Team PureMichigan. Tied 2nd place in Disease Module  Identification Challenge. 2016.
      2. Team those kids without phds. 11th place in Alzheimers Disease Big Data DREAM Challenge 1 Subchallenge 2. 2014.
      3. Team FastRun. 42nd rank in NIEHS-NCATS-UNC DREAM Toxicogenetics Challenge Subchallenge 1. 2013.
      4. Jungsoo Chang (6th) and Marianne Cowherd (16th) in NCI-DREAM, Drug Sensitivity and Drug Synergy Challenge Subchallenge 1. (unofficially ranked by DREAM submitted after the challenge due date) 2012.
    3. Science Fair participation
      1. Neerja Garikipati, Semi Finalist of Siemens Competition. 2016.
      2. Grace Ganzel, 2nd Place Grant Award at the Southeast Michigan Science Fair (invited to Intel International Science and Engineering Fair) 2014.


Scholoarship for studnets with free or reduced price lunch

We have a limited number of partial scholarships available for students.  If you would like to apply for the scholarship, please submit the copy of the following documents to

miRcore summer camp scholarship, 2929 Plymouth Rd. Ste 207, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.

We will inform you of our decision via email.

  1. First two pages of Federal income tax return for 2017 or 2016 (if you did not file for 2017 yet).
  2. Proof of free lunch or reduced price lunch.
  3. Please have your student answer the following questions: Why do you want to take this camp? What are your favorite subjects and why?
  4. Please indicate how much you can provide of the total fee as well.