With support from the National Institutes of Health, BD2K research is creating cutting edge approaches to precision medical science through the analysis and interpretation of genomic data.


The main objective of the BD2K Summer UP is to identify talented students from underrepresented groups, interested in genomic science, from our partner institutions: California State University Monterey Bay and University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras. This program provides meaningful research opportunities in collaborative environments and advanced skill development, within a community of academic peers and mentors. Students are educated, encouraged, and supported, as they advance to graduate study and successful careers.

Mentored Research Training,

State of the Art Facilities

& Robust Curriculum

Features of the program:

Eight-week paid internship

Paid housing and travel expenses

Research training in computational genomics guided by hands-on mentors

Academic and career development seminars

The BD2K Summer UP at UCSC’s Center for Big Data in Translational Genomics is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Education Program, which supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce.