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Participants in a modern cell‐biology ‘boot camp’ in Ghana<br />hone their skills in science, technology, and lab work.<br /> Photo courtesy of Dick Macintosh.

February 17, 2016

Last month, Dick McIntosh, distinguished professor (emeritus), and Joy Power (’88 BIO), an alumna and lab coordinator, of the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Department at the University of Colorado Boulder, traveled to the University of Ghana in Legon to participate in a two-week course on modern cell biology for biochemistry graduate students.

McIntosh and Power have taught the course in four African countries. He calls the courses modern cell‐biology “boot camps” and says their end goal is the promotion of front-line research in Africa, which has no shortage of disease but a dearth of cutting‐edge research on disease.

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