MSA's 11th Grade technical course Biotechnology is a UC approved Lab Science course focusing on lab skills with medical applications. It is the study and manipulation of living things or their component molecules, cells, tissues, or organs, with an emphasis on lab skills. Amgen provides reagents for students to work with recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). In addition students complete labs in Bioinformatics, ELISA, Culture & Sensitivity, vaccines using recombinant DNA, genetics using gel electrophoresis and much more.
All MSA students are accepted into to Cedars-Sinai Teen Volunteer Program during their 11th grade year. Students volunteer during the academic year, October- April for 2 hours per week. For more information go to: http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/About-Us/Volunteer-Opportunities/Volunteer-Groups/Teen-Volunteers/