ATE Project Talks: Cell Therapy, Flow Cytometry and High School Work-based Learning

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Talk 1:  Development of a hands-on Flow Cytometry Curriculum

An FCC instructor operating a flow cytometer
Photo credit:  Savita Prabhakar

Description:  This presentation will focus on the progress made in creating a cost-effective, industry-validated Flow cytometry training. With support from the Building a Cell Therapy and Flow Cytometry Workforce NSF ATE grant, FCC has successfully trained 32 students in fundamental Flow cytometry skills. Additionally, the curriculum has been disseminated to the Northeast Biomanufacturing Center & Collaborative (NBC2) (, to facilitate the introduction of hands-on flow cytometry curriculum in other biotech programs nationwide.

Speaker:  Savita Prabhakar, PhD, PI Frederick Community College


Talk 2: Strategies for engaging High School students through work-based learning as part of a Biotechnology pathway program

The project team
Photo credit: Ying-Tsu Loh

Description: During this project talk we will share strategies used to recruit and run a paid summer program with high school students as part of our Biotechnology pathway. We'll also share lessons learned from our efforts to have these students matriculate to the Skyline College Biotech program after high school.

Speakers: Michael Fuller: Co-PI, BABEC and Skyline College Biotechnology Instructor, Ying-Tsu Loh: PI, Executive Director BABEC